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KINEXON Volleyball Analytics: A Revolution in Sports Data

In the age of digitization, volleyball is experiencing a shift. While instinct and intuition still play a vital role in team management and strategy, there’s an ever-increasing emphasis on analytics. 

But what kind of data can you pull? And what type of information can coaches glean from it? Let’s find out.

Volleyball analytics are becoming a large part of the decision-making process coaches go through with players and game strategy.

KINEXON is a leading sports analytics company specializing in real-time, player tracking solutions. While it has applications in numerous industries, from healthcare to logistics, KINEXON is a major player in the sports sector.

For volleyball (and handball), KINEXON offers two comprehensive analytics systems that provide insights into player movements, game strategies, and fan engagement. They are KINEXON PERFORM IMU and KINEXON PERFORM LPS. They each serve their own purpose when used separately, but they can also work together to provide even more data.

It Starts With Player Tracking Sensors

Player tracking sensors are used in volleyball to collect data on things like jump intensity.

The core of KINEXON’s sports analytics lies in its high-precision sensors, also known as player trackers, or tags. These light-weight sensors are attached to players in a waist band, sports bra, or vest. They can track movements to the centimeter, enabling a level of accuracy that is tough to match in the sports analytics industry. 

Data can be accessed in real-time. This provides coaches, analysts, and players with actionable insights during training sessions and live matches. The rapid feedback loop ensures that strategies can be tweaked almost instantly, leading to a more adaptive and responsive team.

It’s always a sender (sensor) and receiver (anchor) working together when data is needed live. With IMU it also works post-game or training session. In this case, no anchor is needed, the data is uploaded from the sensor to a laptop or other device. 

KINEXON is working hard to create metrics for women’s sports only, including volleyball. Download our brochure to learn more.

Download: PERFORM IMU Women’s Brochure

Important Volleyball Analytics and Insights

Female athletes during a volleyball match, trying to score.

KINEXON’s analytics platforms provide many metrics for volleyball, some of the most impactful being: 

  • Player Load: This metric calculates the stress and strain placed on a player during matches and training. By understanding player load, coaches can optimize training regimes, reduce injury risk, and ensure players are at peak performance during crucial matches. 
  • Jump Analytics: For a sport where vertical jumps play a decisive role, understanding the height, speed, and frequency of jumps can provide teams with a competitive edge. This metric can be critical in refining a player’s technique or in strategizing player rotations during matches. 
  • Injury Prevention: By monitoring player movements and loads continuously, teams can identify potential injury risks before they manifest into significant issues. This proactive approach to player health can extend players’ careers and ensure that teams always field their best lineup. 
  • Talent Development: Volley analytics can also be used to pinpoint areas of improvement, enabling focused training. With objective data at hand, players can track their growth and development over time, leading to increased motivation and targeted skill development. 
  • Fan Engagement: In the age of information, fans crave deeper insights into their favorite sports. KINEXON’s rich datasets can be leveraged to provide fans with in-depth match analyses, enhancing their viewing experience and fostering a deeper connection with the sport. 

KINEXON Helps Coaches Track Analytics

Men's volleyball often wear lightweight sensors on their waistbands that keep track of analytics like jump height.

The integration of KINEXON analytics in volleyball is a testament to the potential of technology in transforming sports. By providing teams with precise, actionable insights, KINEXON is not just improving the way teams train and play but is reshaping the very fabric of the game. 

As mentioned earlier, KINEXON PERFORM IMU is often used in handball, but offers the same benefits to volleyball players and coaches— real-time insights. 

Typically, collecting, segmenting, and analyzing such data would be a time-intensive process, potentially limiting a coach’s personal and family time. But PERFORM IMU streamlines data analysis by consolidating information into clear and comprehensive reports. Delivered to the coaching staff shortly after a session concludes, these reports optimize time management, enabling coaches to dedicate more focus to their primary task: coaching. 

KINEXON PERFORM LPS can also be used to collect valuable information on players in volleyball (or handball). It is our gold-standard for live performance metrics. But it is most powerful when paired with PERFORM IMU

If you’d like to learn more about KINEXON Perform IMU or LPS, contact us at any time. Or you can download the brochure below.

Download: KINEXON Perform IMU/LPS Brochure

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