BR Attack Highlights Preseason
September 13th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

In volleyball there are a lot of different ways we can do top plays. Because of the amount of opportunities for types of top plays, I felt doing top plays in different sections will help highlight more players and top plays from that part of the game.   For this week I decided to highlight 10 players who are really good at attacking in the backrow. Normally attacking from the backrow is seen more in the men’s game. But these Read More

September Newsletter
September 7th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

VolleyMetrics in Rio: a Q&A with Gius   1. What was your day-to-day like in Rio? We had some very long days! The first match of the day would start at 10am and the last one would end after midnight. We did that for all pool play. Once it got to the elimination round, it got easier and I am definitely thankful Tyler was there so I could spend time with coaches prepping the matches, answering questions, working together on scouting reports, Read More

August Newsletter
August 5th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Recruiting Just Got Easier For the first time ever, VolleyMetrics has recorded and analyzed matches for club volleyball at the 2016 High Performance Championships.  As a collegiate coach, you are invited to be among the first to take advantage of our valuable resources to assist your recruiting efforts and help you find the best athletes. For more information, please visit www.volleymetrics.com/recruiting    VolleyMetrics in Rio We are excited to have our founder Giuseppe and our lead analyst Tyler in Rio de Janeiro Read More

July Newsletter
July 18th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

VolleyMetrics at the HP Championships   For the first time ever, VolleyMetrics will be recording and analyzing matches for club volleyball at the 2016 High Performance Championships.  As a collegiate coach, you are invited to be among the first to take advantage of our valuable resources to assist your recruiting efforts and help you find the best athletes. For more information, please visit www.volleymetrics.com/recruiting    Software Updates   This month we focused on reworking several systems to improve functionality. These changes also Read More

Coach Hanson: Turning Weakness into Strengths
June 7th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Ohio State University Men’s Volleyball just won their 2nd NCAA Championship. With Pete Hanson as their coach, this is no surprise. Coach Hanson has served as the Ohio State head men’s volleyball coach for the last 31 seasons and has been named the National Coach of the Year three times. This season, their situation was a unique path to victory that all can learn from. Their setter, Christy Blough, was experiencing some stress reactions that were borderline stress fractures. Despite Read More

May Newsletter
May 11th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

Software Updates   This month we’ve been focused on improving what you can filter for while watching a match through our online portal. We’ve made some additions to what you can filter for, and added a mode that will step you through how to filter (to make it easy for beginners and players to use). We are excited to get these into your hands soon! Additionally, we’ve been improving some behind-the-scenes items that will allow us to resolve support tickets Read More

Men’s Tournament Analysis
April 29th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

We have reached the climax of the entire year of volleyball, the NCAA tournament. This is truly where a champion will be crowned and we may see someone leave their legacy on the court. This season has resulted in many different storylines to follow and has caused volleyball fans lots of anxiety. Ohio State didn’t start off the season quite like they would have desired, dropping two of their first three matches including one to UCLA. However, they responded incredibly Read More

Player of the Week — Week 14
April 13th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Hagen Smith   For the first time this season, a setter is the VolleyMetrics Ratings Player of the Week. Hagen Smith, a 6’0 Junior from California, is one of the two setters UCLA uses in their two-setter offense. He is a duel threat, being able to set with great accuracy, and hit with a high efficiency. Hagen Smith helped #4 UCLA to defeat #3 Stanford 3-0 and #6 Pepperdine 3-1. Those two big wins helped them Read More

Poll Commentary — Week 14
April 13th, 2016
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by Brett Ware

The Poll Commentary returns after a couple of weeks off and it has certainly been a crazy couple of weeks. When we last left you, Ohio State had become the number one team for the first time all year, BYU had just lost to Pepperdine, and UCLA had made a run for the top spot. The face of the NCAA volleyball competition looks much different now. BYU rebounded from their loss to Pepperdine to beat UCLA twice in Los Angeles. Read More

Player of the Week — Week 13
April 8th, 2016
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by Bri Hintze

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Brad Gretsch Harvard’s Brad Gretsch came out on top this week in the VolleyMetrics Player of the Week rankings. The 6’6 Middle Blocker and Outside Hitter led his team to two wins against Charleston (W.V.) over the weekend, winning in 4 and 3 games respectively. James Shaw, on the other hand, was selected as the AVCA Player of the Week. Shaw, a 6’8 senior setter for Stanford, led his team to two victories over CSUN and Read More