Someone asked me today about service errors and timeouts from the Polish League in 2019-20. Luckily I have access to the greatest volleyball analysis apps ever created and I could do it with three mouse clicks. The answers?
– more jump serves
– more aces
– less errors
– more break points, that is less sideouts, that is timeouts made you less likely to win the rally
– reception almost exactly the same, which suggests that the increase in break points comes from more opportunities due to reduced errors
I also ran the test for some historical data of the German Bundesliga, 2008 -2020, that is the last thirteen seasons, for men and women. The results are basically the same (except less aces for the women).
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