Preferences help
enabled [disable] Abstract
Number of results
2018 | 21 | 1 | 5-12
Article title

Establishing Technical and Tactical Performance Goals for Elite Male Volleyball Players

Title variants
Languages of publication
The goal of this study was to establish technical and tactical performance goals for elite male volleyball players (Spanish first division). This paper is the result of scientific collaboration between volleyball coaches and researchers. The process of establishing the goals and the reference values of the performance goals was: 1) conceptual analysis, establishing the criteria for the analysis of players’ and teams’ performance (researchers and coaches); 2) mathematical analysis, data collection and data analysis of the possible performance goals; and 3) practical analysis, establishing the performance goals according to their usefulness and applicability following the SMART principle. Seven performance goals were established to evaluate the technical-tactical actions of the players in training and in competition. Protocols utilized can be used as references of how to calculate the technical and tactical performance goals in sport.
  • Department of Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management, University of Wisconsin – Parkside, Kenosha, United States
  • Faculty of Health Sciences, Isabel I University, Spain
  • Faculty of Sport Science, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain
  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Alcala, Alcala de Henares, Spain
  • Faculty of Sport Science, University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain
  • Bull, S.J., Albinson, J.G., Shambrook, C.J. (1996). The mental game plan. Eastbourne: Sports Dynamics.
  • Coleman, J. (2002). Scouting opponents and evaluating team performance. In: D.S. Shondell, C. Reynaud (eds.), The volleyball coaching bible (pp. 321–346). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.
  • Coleman, J.E., Neville, B., Gordon, B. (1969). A statistical system for volleyball and its use in Chicago Women’s Association. International Volleyball Review, 17, 72–73.
  • Data Project (2008). Handbook of Data Volley. Bolgnia: Data project.
  • Díaz, J. (1992). Voleibol. La dirección de equipo, 2ª Edición. Sevilla: Wanceulen.
  • Ejem, M. (1980). Some theoretical aspects of statistical game analysis utilization in player’s performance evaluation. Volleyball Technical Journal, 3 (5), 43–48.
  • Eom, H.J., Schutz, R.W. (1992a). Statistical analyses of volleyball team performance. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 1 (63), 11–18.
  • Eom, H.J., Schutz, R.W. (1992b). Transition play in team performance of volleyball: A log-linear analysis. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 3 (63), 261–269.
  • García de Alcaraz, A. Palao, J.M. (2013). Protocolo para la realización y exportación de análisis específicos dentro del software de análisis de juego en voleibol ‘Data Volley’. Lecturas: Educación Física y Deportes (http://www., 176.
  • Marelić, N., Rešetar, T., Janković, V. (2004). Discriminant analysis of the sets won and the sets lost by one team in A1 Italian volleyball league-A case study. Kineziologija, 1 (36), 75–82.
  • Palao, J.M. Manzanares, P. (2009). Manual del instrumento de observación de las técnicas y la eficacia en voleibol (TEVOL – VERSIÓN 1.0). Murcia, Spain: Self-published.
  • Palao, J.M. (2004). Incidencia de los complejos de juego y la posición del colocador sobre el rendimiento en competición. Rendimiento deportivo, 9, 1–19.
  • Palao, J.M. (2008). Options for analysis of the volleyball score sheet. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport, 2 (8), 26–43.
  • Palao, J.M., López-Martínez, A.B. (2012). Establecimiento de objetivos a partir del análisis del juego para el trabajo técnico-táctico en voley-playa. Un caso práctico. Revista de Eduación Física, 396, 35–47.
  • Palao, J.M., Santos, J.A., Ureña, A. (2004). Effect of team level on skill performance in volleyball. International Journal of Performance Analysis of Sport, 2 (4), 50–60.
  • Samozino, P., Rejc, E., Di Prampero, P.E., Belli, A., Morin, J.B. (2012). Optimal force–velocity profile in ballistic movements-altius: citius or fortius? Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2 (44), 313–322.
  • Schleuder, S. (1998). Comprehensive volleyball statistics: a guide for coaches, media and fans. Colorado Springs, CO: Volleyball Informational Products.
  • Williams, S.J., Kendall, L. (2007). Perceptions of elite coaches and sports scientists of the research needs for elite coaching practice. Journal of Sports Sciences, 14 (25), 1577–1586.
Document Type
Publication order reference
YADDA identifier
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.