2014 World Championships Technical Review – Part 4

The following article originally appeared in the German ‘Volleyball Magazin‘ in December 2014, written by Michael Mattes, with help from Jan Kahlenbach. It was the originally the second part of the analysis

A note on the translation.  I speak German well, but nowhere near translator level.  Any stilted expression is solely the result of my poor translation and should not be accredited to the author.

Part 1 is here.  Part 2 is here. Part 3 is here.


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Statistics

That Markus Böhme was honoured as Best Blocker of the World Championships and Lukas Kampa as Best Setter was a great thing for the German team, but the awards should have been called “Best Individual Player of the Final Round”, because the FIVB took all other results out of the lists. Wir wanted to find out who were the best of the whole tournament. We should note two things: As we mentioned originally we have restricted the statistics to the top 16 teams.

In addition, specialists with only short game insertions have been removed from the statistics. When a player is brought in for only one action to strengthen the block for a setter and is successful, this blocker was credited in the block statistics with one block point without error from one attempt, which means 100%. Such statistical outliers have been removed, although the line to draw is not always obvious.

Individual Statistics

SERVE

(More than 2 serves per set, more than one ace per match, aces-errors/attempts)

1.      Pavlov – RUS -0.7%
2.      Conte – ARG -3.9%
3.      Ghaemi – IRI -7.4%
  1. Kaliberda – GER, 5. Lucarelli – BRA, 6. Muserskiy – RUS, 7. Grozer – GER

RECEPTION

(More than 2 per set, % positive receptions)

1.      Zatorski – POL 70.6%
2.      Mario – BRA 69.3%
3.      Tille – GER 64.6%
  1. N‘Gapeth – FRA, 5. Ghaemi – IRI, 6. Edadipour – IRI, 7. Kerminen – FIN 8. Kaliberda – GER

MIDDLE BLOCKERS ATTACK

(More than 2 per set, efficiency)

1.      Lisinac – SRB 66.1%
2.      Muserskiy – RUS 59.4%
3.      Ramos – ARG 57.6%
  1. Podrascinin – SRB, 5. Holt – USA, 6. Böhme – GER, 7. Lucas – BRA

OUTSIDE HITTERS ATTACK

(More than 2 per set, efficiency)

1.      Penchev – BUL 43.8%
2.      N. Kovacevic – SRB 43.4%
3.      Lucarelli – BRA 40.0%
  1. Hoag – CAN, 5. Sander – USA, 6. Skrimov – BUL, 7. Kaliberda – GER

OPPOSITES ATTACK

(More than 2 per set, efficiency)

1.      Schmitt – CAN 39.9%
2.      Wlazly – POL 36.4%
3.      Grozer – GER 35.5%

4. Pavlov – RUS, 5. Wallace – BRA, 6. Rouzier – FRA, 7. Ghafour – IRI

BLOCK

(More than 1 block action per set, blocks/set)

1.      Mousavi – IRI 1.06
2.      Zingel – Australia 0.80
3.      Muserskiy – RUS 0.78
  1. Holt – USA, 5. Buti – ITA, 6. Lucas – BRA, 7. Böhme – GER

Interesting Team Statistics

POINT DIFFERENCE IN SIDEOUT PER MATCH

1. BRA 4.7
2. CAN 3.0
3. POL, RUS 2.6
5. GER 1.6
6. FRA 1.5
7. SRB 0.9
10. ITA -0.3
16. CHN -8.1

POINT DIFFERENCE IN TRANSITION PER MATCH

1. USA 6.4
2. RUS 5.0
3. BRA 2.5
4. POL 1.5
5. FRA 1.4
7. GER 1.2
10. BUL -1.4
12. ITA -3.1

SERVICE ACES

1. RUS 8.3%
2. GER 7.5%
3. BRA 7.0%
4. ARG 6.6%
8. POL 5.2%
10. IRI 4.4%
11. ITA 3.9%
12. SRB 3.7%

SERVICE EFFICIENCY

1. RUS -8.7%
2. GER -9.1%
3. IRI -9.3%
4. BRA -10.2%
9. POL -11.4%
14. ITA -14.4%
16. BUL -14.4%

RECEPTION EFFICIENCY

1. FRA 58.9%
2. BRA 57.5%
3. IRI 56.7%
5. GER 54.1%
6. POL 53.1%
13. ITA 44.8%
14. RUS 44.1%

ATTACK EFFICIENCY

1. BRA 39.5%
2. RUS 38.2%
3. CAN 36.8%
7. GER 34.1%
8. POL 33.9%
10. FRA 33.8%
15. ITA 25.5%

BLOCK POINTS PER SET

1. GER 2.58
2. BRA 2.53
3. ITA 2.5
4. POL 2.47
7. USA 2.45
8. RUS 2.31
12. BUL 1.81
14. FRA 1.72

UNFORCED ERRORS PER SET

1. IRI 5.5
2. CAN 5.8
3. FIN 6.0
4. CHN 6.1
6. FRA 6.2
10. GER 6.5
13. ITA, USA 6.9
16. SRB 6.9
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