There’s a post on the JVA blog which talks about stats that most closely related to team performance. The three stats outlined are:

  • Attack Efficiency
  • Serving Efficiency
  • Sideout Efficiency

Attack Efficiency is defined as normal: (Kills-Errors)/Total Attempts. The other two don’t have specific definitions. They are, instead, discussed from a couple of different angles.

I think it’s definitely worth giving the post a read, as it has some good things to think about and ideas for training. The one comment I’d make is that talking about things most closely tied to performance (which I’ve posted about) quickly runs into the issue of overlap. If you attack well, you probably have a good sideout efficiency, for example. As such, there’s some redundancy in looking at both Attack Efficiency and Sideout Efficiency.

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John Forman
John Forman

John is currently the Talent Strategy Manager (oversees the national teams) and Indoor Performance Director for Volleyball England, as well as Global Director for Volleyball for Nation Academy. His volleyball coaching experience includes all three NCAA divisions, plus Junior College, in the US; university and club teams in the UK; professional coaching in Sweden; and both coaching and club management at the Juniors level. He's also been a visiting coach at national team, professional club, and juniors programs in several countries. Learn more on his bio page.

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