Interactions In Volleyball

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I wrote a while ago about The Key To Vollyball. In the post, I contended that the most important factor in volleyball is the interactions between different elements of the game. I specifically identified interactions between players, between contacts, between phases and the interactions between the interactions. My friend / colleague / co-conspirator in the various studies of timeouts and serving, Ben Raymond, thought that the way I described these could be represented by a network diagram.  What he did was an interactive network diagram that shows the interactions between all the players in my team from last season.

The screenshot below shows the basic interactions.  There are A LOT! Not surprisingly, the setter is the player with the most connections.

If you really want to explore it you can find the interactive version here.

As always feel free to give feedback.



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