Volleyball Nations League 2018

Player statistics: Men’s 2018 Volleyball Nations League tournament

Mark Lebedew (@homeonthecourt),

Data overview

The data used here include the full 120 matches from the preliminary round.

Data last updated: 28-Jun-2018


Serving

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Minimum 40 serves included here.



Key

Statistic Explanation
Jump serve % Percentage of serves by this player that were jump serves
Serve efficiency (number of aces + number of serves rated positive - number of errors - number of serves rated negative) / (number of serves)
Point win % Percentage of points won by the serving team when this player was serving
Expected point win % The expected point win percentage based on the server’s serve ratings and the dataset-wide win percentage by rating. For example, ‘negative’ serves might correspond to a dataset-wide point win of 30%, and ‘ace’ to 100%. If a given server had one ‘negative’ serve and one ace, their expected point win % would be 65%

Reception

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Minimum 50 receptions included here.



Key

Statistic Explanation
Reception efficiency (number of receptions rated perfect or positive - number of errors - number of receptions rated negative) / (number of receptions)
Sideout % Percentage of points won by the receiving team when this player received the serve
Expected sideout % The expected sideout percentage based on the receiver’s pass ratings and the dataset-wide sideout % by rating. For example, ‘perfect’ receptions might correspond to a dataset-wide sideout % of 70%, and ‘poor’ to 40%. If a given receiver had one ‘perfect’ reception and one ‘poor’ one, their expected sideout % would be 55%

Attacking

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Minimum 50 attacks included here.



Key

Statistic Explanation
Attack efficiency (number of kills - number of blocks - number of errors) / (number of attacks)
Point win % Percentage of points won by the attacking team when this player attacked (at any time during the point)
First attack kill % Percentage of reception attacks that were kills

Middle blocking

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Minimum 90 opposition attacks included here.



Key

Middle blocker statistics include all points where the blocker was front row.

Statistic Explanation
N opposition attacks Total number of opposition attacks against this blocker
Block kill % Block kills by this blocker as a percentage of N opposition attacks
Rallies won % Percentage of points won by blocking team while this blocker was front row
Opposition attack % Opposition attack percentage against this blocker
BP #+ rec Percentage of points won by blocking team while serving, and opposition reception was positive or perfect

About this app

This is not an official FIVB/Volleyball Nations League product.

The statistics reported here are generated from scouted match files. These files do not come from official sources, and so our stats are not necessarily the same as those provided by the FIVB.

See also Mark’s blog posts (1, 2, 3, 4) on VNL 2018 player rankings.

App version: 0.0.7

Data last updated: 28-Jun-2018

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