This study presents a methodological proposal that uses a competitive model to analyze a game action in volleyball known as the attack coverage. An ad hoc observation tool was designed to carry out synchronic and diachronic analyses of the action under study whilst taking into account the different levels of behavioural interaction that can occur between players on the same team. Once the quality of the data had been verified, we carried out an exploratory study of the libero player and found 19 coverage patterns in different game situations. The results reinforced the idea that each player should take responsibility for a specific area of coverage in each particular attack zone.
|Translated title of the contribution||Observational tool for analyzing attack coverage in volleyball|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Revista Internacional de Medicina y Ciencias de la Actividad Fisica y del Deporte|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 2012|