Ability to Predict Side-Out Performance by the Setter’s Action Range with First Tempo Availability in Top European Male and Female Teams
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AuthorMillán Sánchez, Antonio; Parra Royón, Manuel Jesús; Benítez Sánchez, José Manuel; Ureña Espa, Aurelio
Team sportsQuick attack availabilityMiddle blockerRotationAttack laneVolleyballPerformance analysis
Millán-Sánchez, A., Parra-Royón, M. J., Benítez, J. M., & Ureña Espa, A. (2020). Ability to Predict Side-Out Performance by the Setter’s Action Range with First Tempo Availability in Top European Male and Female Teams. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(17), 6326. [doi:10.3390/ijerph17176326]
SponsorshipGerman Research Foundation (DFG) FPU14/02234; Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness - Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitivity DEP2011-27503 TIN2016-81113-R; FEDER-Junta de Andalucia, Consejeria de Economia y Conocimiento TIC.388.UGR18
The aims of this study were to compare the Setter’s action range with availability of first tempo (SARA) between male and female volleyball; and to determine the relationship between several spatial and o ensive variables and their influence in the success of the side-out in male and female volleyball. A total of 1302 side-outs (639 male, 663 female) were registered (2019 European Championship). The ranking, reception e cacy, position and trajectory of the setter between reception and set, first tempo availability, side-out result, rotation, and attack lane were analyzed through Recursive Partitioning for classification, regression and survival tree models and classification and regression trees algorithms. Our results present female teams with more reduced SARAs than male teams, meaning female setters tend to play closer to the net. The correlation between the ranking and the distance from the average position of the setter to the ideal setting zone was not significant. A movement of the setter of 30 or less and more than 1 m in distance might improve the performance of the side-out. Depending on the spatial usage of the setter, some rotations might be more successful than others. When assessing performance, the teams should consider the ability to play quick attacks when their reception is not as precise as they would expect.