In my previous blog, I mentioned Low Country Volleyball Club’s 18s Team winning the 18 Open Division of the USAV Palmetto Region to qualify the team for Nationals in Miami. I received the stats from the team’s championship weekend (we have a parent keep stats), and just for fun 😉 compared them with the offensive stats of the 2008 Final Four Teams: Penn State, Stanford, Nebraska, and Texas. I was testing a coaching theory of IPE (read my What is IPE blog if you are unfamiliar with this concept). Here are my findings:
|Kill Efficiency||IPE||Hitting %|
- Final Four IPE average was .875, LC’s IPEwas .872 (better than Nebraska and almost as good as Penn State)
- Kill eff – LC’s was .433 (better than Nebraska and Stanford)
- Hitting % – LC was .310 (Nebraska was .270, Stanford .314, Texas .335, PSU .380)
I think at any level, the game comes down to efficiency and execution. Low Country proved to be efficient and executed at a championship level.