Effect of jump set usage on side-out phase in women's college volleyball

Jose M Palao, Iradge Ahrabi-Fard


This study assessed the effect of the jump set on the side-out phase in women's college volleyball. Sixteen setters from NCAA Division I women´s college volleyball in the United States were analyzed in forty-eight games (2435 rallies). The variables studied were: game phase, setter position on the court, set type, reception efficacy, number of players in the block, opponent's collective block, attack efficacy, phase efficacy, and game result. The jump set was used more by winning teams, and they were more efficient using it. When teams used the jump set, a higher side-out success and more attack points were found. The jump set was used by setters of winning teams as a way to balance teams´ offense when they were in the front row. The use of the jump set involved a higher proportion of attacks against one blocker and against an open collective block. The article discusses the effect of jump set usage as part of the team´s offense and the role of this technique on setters' formation.


performance match analysis, tactics, technique

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