Lesson 2: Best Practices
Make Better Decisions
The applications are truly limitless. Here’s just a few examples how the data on this page could impact your decisions.
- You filter attacks for player #18 and then switch back and forth between your two setters, player #9 and player #2. Though player #18 is typically in an attacking position when player #9 is setting, you notice that her attack efficiency significantly increases when player #2 was the one to set the ball. You rearrange your rotations so that player #18 is attacking more often when player #2 is setting.
- While looking all of your players, you notice there’s a lot more data for first ball situations than transition situations. You realize that’s because you don’t frequently make it to transition situations. You wonder if this is because, in first ball situations, you make rally-ending errors or score rally-ending points. Upon filtering for first ball, you see a lot of red sets very close to the net, indicating errors. You decide to work with your passers on serve receive to pull their passes a little off the net, giving your setter a better chance at setting the ball.
- While looking at receptions in rotation two, you recognize there are a lot of red touches in zone one. When you exclude that zone, your team efficiency increases from .175 to .242. You decide to work with the player responsible for receiving balls in this area to increase their efficiency.