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NBP. Nauka, bezbednost, policija
2004, vol. 9, iss. 1, pp. 151-174
article language: Serbian, English
document type: unclassified
published on: 02/06/2007
Evaluation of the attack effectiveness after the serve reception and the defence
Odeljenje fizičkog obrazovanja u sportskih nauka, Demokritus Univerzitet Trakije, Komotini, Grčka


The success in gaining points by attack or kill blocks is mainly determined by the players' cooperation and the successful ball contacts. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the influence of quality, sets' time, and zone direction of setter's set in the effectiveness of the attack, after the serve reception and after the defence. The sample was the 2698 phases of 30 volleyball matches (men), of first national division in period 2001-2002. Especially, the same number of attacking phases, which started after the serve reception and after the defence respectively, was selected from the above matches (1349 for each situation). Data were collected via the Video A.S. program, using the indirect observation method. The following parameters were evaluated: a) quality of the set, b) time of the set, c) zone of set' s direction and d) effectiveness of attack. According to cross-tabulated analysis, the setters performed significantly more excellent sets when the attacks were initiated after receiving the opponent service, than when they were initiated after defence. On the contrary, the setters had significantly more good sets, moderate and bad sets in the attacks which initiated after defence. Also, most of these attacks resulted in point. Moreover, it was found that the 2nd time sets were more often used in serve reception situation while the 3rd time sets were more often used in defence situation. Furthermore, the sets were directed mainly to the 4th and 2nd zone independently of the way the attacks started, and most of them resulted set's time, and the set's zone direction, influenced the effectiveness of the attack.



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