Influence of match quality on men´s volleyball performance at different competition levels

García de Alcaraz Serrano, Antonio and Rui, Marcelino (2017). Influence of match quality on men´s volleyball performance at different competition levels. "International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport", v. 17 (n. 4); pp. 394-405. ISSN 2474-8668. https://doi.org/10.1080/24748668.2017.1348058.

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Title: Influence of match quality on men´s volleyball performance at different competition levels
Author/s:
  • García de Alcaraz Serrano, Antonio
  • Rui, Marcelino
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport
Date: July 2017
ISSN: 2474-8668
Volume: 17
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Team sports; age groups; performance analysis; situational variables; team quality
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Deportes
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Performance in team sports is the result of a dynamic and interactive process between two opposing teams. The aim of this study was to examine the performance of volleyball players executing terminal actions (i.e. serve, attack, block and counter-attack) in terms of match quality. Three hundred and seven sets were selected randomly from U14s up to Olympic level and analysed according to type of match: balanced (strong vs. strong, and weak vs. weak teams) and unbalanced matches (strong vs. weak). The variables analysed were: competition category, frequency of use and coefficient of efficacy for each technical?tactical action, and way of execution in terms of match quality. A K-means cluster analysis was performed to divide teams into two groups according to quality (stronger or weaker teams). The change between the types of match was estimated by means of effect size at 90% confidence intervals. Few and small differences between balanced and unbalanced matches were found. Most changes were related to play style, and happened in balanced matches and in initial age categories. The findings may be useful for coaches, physical trainers and match analysts when evaluating team performance and designing plans according to competition demands and players? stages of development.

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Item ID: 50431
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/50431/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:50431
DOI: 10.1080/24748668.2017.1348058
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24748668.2017.1348058
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 23 Oct 2018 12:46
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2018 12:08
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