If you are confused about what stats you should be entering on your Volleyball profile or what the abbreviations mean, no need to worry! The descriptions below will tell you exactly what each stat means, so that you know how to properly fill out your athletic information. The descriptions correspond to the number labels on the image. We hope this help you take great strides throughout your Volleyball recruiting process!
What Do These Statistics Mean?
1) Primary Passer: A student-athlete designated to pass the ball as much as possible because of his/her superior passing ability. There are often more than one of these on the court at once. Check either the "yes" or "no" box.
2) Kills Per Set: This is the average number of times one of your attacks lands for a point during a set. For example, just type in 1.7.
3) Hitting Percentage: This number represents your hitting efficiency. Hitting percentage is calculated by taking the total amount of kills, subtracting the hitting errors, and dividing that number by the total number of attempts. For example, just type in .265.
4) Volleyball Performance Index: A composite score of electronically-validated tests measuring standing vertical jump, arm swing velocity, height of attack, two-handed block touch, pro-agility and acceleration. An example score is 541.1. For more info, click here.
5) Aces Per Set: This is the average number of times one of your serves lands untouched for a point on the opponent's side during a set. For example, just type in 2.3.
6) Blocks Per Set: This is the average number of times a student-athlete blocks the ball to the opposition's court leading directly to a point without a successful dig during a set. For example, just type in 1.4.
7) Digs Per Set: This is the average number of times a defensive player keeps a bona fide attack in play with a pass during a set. For example, just type in 2.1.
8) Assists Per Set: This is the average number of times a student-athlete passes the ball to a teammate who attacks the ball for a kill during a set. For example, just type in 2.1
9) Jump Touch: Also known as vertical reach, this is your vertical jump plus your standing reach. This is the height touched with a full spike approach, and a dominant, one hand reach. Type in the feet value in the left hand box, and the inches value in the right hand box.
10) Block Touch: This is a stationary measurement. To measure your block touch from a standing position, jump straight up with two hands at the same level, mimicking a blocking action. Type in the feet value in the left hand box, and the inches value in the right hand box.
11) Standing Reach: The standing reach height test is a measure of how high someone can reach while standing. Stand with your side to the wall and feet flat. Reach with the arm nearest the wall and mark the highest spot possible that you can reach. Type in the feet value in the left hand box, and the inches value in the right hand box.
12) Vertical: This is your vertical jump height. From the same standing position as standing reach, jump and touch the wall at the highest point of your jump. Mark the spot the same way you did earlier. Subtract your standing reach from your jumping reach to get your vertical jump. Type in the feet value in the left hand box, and the inches value in the right hand box.
13) Interested In Sand Volleyball? Many of our indoor Volleyball student-athletes are also interested in competing in Sand/Beach Volleyball at the collegiate level as well. Because many college have the same coaching staff for both, or some element of overlap between the two programs, coaches are interested to know the answer to this.
14) Additional Statistics: Here you can type in any other stats you have that you feel would represent you well as a prospective student-athlete. Below are a couple examples:
"Totaled: 781 assists despite being out for part of the season for hand injury. Led BL varsity with 41 service aces State Championship Game: 72 assists, 4 aces, 2 blocks, 14 digs"
"MaxPreps High School Stats for Junior season: Played 84 sets; 6 rotation then ankle injury, missed 15 matches, then played mostly DS"
"In 136 sets for my HS team... 522 digs 70 Assists 2.15 Serve Receive ratio (448 attempts) Points 267 (94%)"
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