Date of Award
Master of Science
Health and Sport Science
Exercise and Sport Science
Brian K. Schilling
Lawrence W. Weiss
A better understanding of the demands of a sport can be determined by identifying work-to-rest ratios and frequency of high-intensity movements, but limited research has been on indoor volleyball. Video footage of two matches for a mid-level NCAA Division I women's indoor volleyball team was analyzed using time motion analysis. Rally durations (mean of 7.6s), the rest times (mean of 18.8s), and the number of high-intensity movements (total of 1507) were recorded. The outside hitters, middle blockers, and setter performed the greatest number of HIM per rally with means of 0.78, 0.96 and 0.98 respectively and mean HIM/s of 0.031, 0.037, and 0.038 respectively. Total work and total time were calculated, 48.3 minutes and 166.5 minutes respectively. Therefore, the ball was only in play 29.0% of total time. The overall work-to-rest ratio was 0.40:1.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Wells, Katie Roseanne, "Time Motion Analysis of Women's Collegiate Indoor Volleyball" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 215.