Volleyball: analysis of attack performed from the backcourt on men’s Brazilian Volleyball Superleague (Brazilian Championship)

Gustavo De Conti Teixeira Costa, Breno Ferreira de Britto Evangelista, Mariana Pereira Maia, Juliana Sampaio Ceccato, Auro Barreiros Freire, Michel Milistetd, José Cícero Moraes, Herbert Ugrinowitsch




The aim of this study was to identify the effect of attacks from positions 1 and 6 in high-level Brazilian Men’s Volleyball in order to understand the offensive structure of the game. The sample was composed of the observation of 142 2014-2015 Men’s Superleague games, totaling 2969 reception, set and attack actions from positions 1 and 6. The results showed association between place of attack, attack tempo, type of attack and effect of attack (p<0.001). The results showed that the point of attack, when it is performed from position 6, is associated with parallel attack, while, when analyzing position 1, the point of attack is associated with potent diagonal attack. Furthermore, placed attack was associated with game continuity, as well as with low-quality receptions (b and c). In this context, it was concluded the attacking position influences the attack efficacy, according to time and type of attack.


Analysis of Situation; Efficacy; Volleyball

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5007/1980-0037.2017v19n2p233

The abbreviated title of the journal is Rev. Bras. Cineantropom. Desempenho Hum, which should be used in bibliographies, footnotes and bibliographical references. E-ISSN 1980-0037, impressa ISSN 1415-8426, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.