Here’s something to think about.

While expanding the research into ball-handling errors I talked about in this post I decided to also include blocking errors. These are ones where the refs call a blocker for being in the net, or less frequently, a center line violation.

Turns out, home teams actually get called for more blocking errors than visiting teams. It’s not by much, but it’s there.

We know that home teams win more often than visiting ones, all else being equal. Why would they make more net violations, though?

I’d love to hear your theories.


John Forman
John Forman

John is currently the Men's & Women's Head Volleyball Coach at Medaille College, as well as Global Director for Volleyball for Nation Academy (formerly Charleston Academy). His previous experience includes the college and university level in the US and UK, professional coaching in Sweden, and both coaching and club management at the Juniors level. Learn more on his bio page.

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