Volleyball setting

See the 'About' tab for more information about this app. Contact: .

See also this article, which examines Benjamin Toniutti's setting patterns using this app.

Set distribution

Dataset selection

1. Options

2. Data filters (optional). Use these to select particular data of interest.

3. Subplot by (optional). One plot will be produced for each unique value of this variable

4. Results. Left-click or click-and-drag to choose setter or receiver position on court.

Hover here to temporarily hide heatmap

Data summary. This table gives a summary of the active data set (i.e. all of the data, after applying any team and/or player selections in the "Dataset selection" panel on the left).

Match-by-match variability


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About this app

This app allows the setting patterns in a data set to be explored interactively. Coaches can use this to look for patterns in a team or player's setting choices under particular circumstances (e.g. when the serve goes to particular areas of the court, or late in a close set, or off a perfect transition pass.)

The app can make use of two forms of position information: zones (1-9, the standard DataVolley zones) or court coordinates. Be aware that not all data sets have been scouted with complete position information. This app variously uses the receiver position, setter position, and set destination (attacker position) information.

The various percentages shown in the figure and table are calculated in slightly different ways.

  1. The table gives percentages by attack code (X5, V8, etc). If the data set has been scouted without attack codes, then the percentages will be by attack start zone. If this information is also missing, the table will be empty.
  2. For the text across the top of the plot:
    • all first-tempo attacks, regardless of origin, are reported as the "1T" percentage
    • the other percentage figures across the top of the plot give percentages of left-side attacks (from zones 4, 7, or 5), middle attacks (zones 3, 8, 6), and right-side attacks (zones 2, 9, 1). These are based on the scouted start zone of the attack, and exclude all first-tempo attacks.
  3. The percentages on the court plot itself are only shown for heatmaps by zone, and give the percentages associated with attacks from that zone, regardless of tempo.

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Use at your own risk. While every effort has been made to make the reports accurate, no warranty is given. Science Untangled and this application have no affiliation with or endorsement from DataVolley.


Mark Lebedew , head coach of the Australian national men's team and Aluron Virtu.

Example data sets

The '2017-18 PlusLiga' example data set (16 matches from that season) was kindly provided by Mark Lebedew.

Version: , using datavolley version 0.7.6