Analysis of the structures of side-out with the outcome set in women's volleyball


  • Gustavo De Conti Costa Universidade Gama Filho, Rio de Janeiro
  • Renato Vieira Barbosa Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte
  • Auro Barreiros Freire Faculdade Estácio de Sá, Belo Horizonte
  • Cristino Julio Alves da Silva Matias Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte
  • Pablo Juan Greco Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte



The study aimed to identify in a situation of side-out possible predictors of winning/losing in volleyball. Eighteen games were analyzed, three of each team participating in the Women Super league 2011/2012 (Brazil). The multinomial logistic regression was calculates to measure the level of association between Reception Effect, Setting’s Type, Attack Time, Attacking Conditions, Opposition Type and Attack Effect and the Outcome Set (win or lose).The results showed that the probability off a loss was increased with receiving errors, moderate receiving, attacking errors and with attacks that promote the game’s continuity. This study suggests that both offensive effectiveness, characterized by limiting the opponent’s counterattack or even winning the point, and reception are important to obtain the victory.





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