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What Volleyball Analytics Can Coaches Get from KINEXON PERFORM IMU?

More and more coaches and players are implementing volleyball analytics to help improve their game. They’re using Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) to gain an edge and finding out that some metrics matter more than others. 

More and more coaches are relying on volleyball analytics to help them determine the success of their team.

Part of the reason that IMU systems are so popular is because they provide a window into the intricacies of player movements and strategies, ultimately improving the quality of play and the safety of athletes.

What is the Inertial Measurement Unit in Sports?

The metrics that an IMU system can track in volleyball go into the hundreds, but coaches can decide which ones matter most.

The Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) is a technology used to capture and analyze motion data. In sports, IMUs like KINEXON’s are integrated into wearable devices, which are worn by athletes to monitor their movements during practices and games. These devices contain sensors that track acceleration, orientation, and even location. 

IMUs are particularly useful in volleyball because they provide real-time data on player movements. These devices can be worn in sports vests, or in the waistbands of shorts, allowing coaches and sports scientists to collect data on various aspects of the game. Broadcasters can even use these metrics on live TV to provide viewers with a fresh perspective and deeper insight into the sport.

Clck the link below to watch a video about out how the AVP is using volleyball analytics to attract new fans and establish a stronger connection between them and the sport.

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Which Metrics Matter Most to Volleyball Coaches?

IMU systems use player tracking devices to monitor where volleyball players are on the court and things like jump height.

Volleyball coaches are constantly seeking insights into their players’ performance. With KINEXON IMUs, they can access hundreds of valuable metrics. Some of the most critical metrics that matter to volleyball coaches include: 

  • Movement Patterns: Coaches can analyze player movement patterns, including lateral and forward/​backward movements, to optimize positioning and court coverage. 
  • Impact Analysis: IMUs provide data on the forces experienced by players during dives, digs, and falls, helping coaches identify potential injury risks and improve technique. 
  • Reaching Height: Knowing a player’s reaching height during a jump can help in setting and blocking strategies. 
  • Fatigue Monitoring: IMUs can track player fatigue by monitoring changes in movement patterns and speed, helping coaches make informed decisions about substitutions and training regimens. 

And in women’s volleyball, KINEXON PERFORM IMU tracking dashboards can be paired with daily survey questions to track menstrual cycle phases and well-being. Our innovative dashboards are the first to include cycle-oriented insights, allowing you to plan your training load more effectively. 

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

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Why is Sports Analytics Important in Volleyball?

Volleyball analytics are helping players gain insights in college and on the AVP tour.

The importance of sports analytics in volleyball cannot be overstated. Here are several reasons why it’s changing the game: 

  • Performance Optimization: IMU data allows coaches to optimize player performance by identifying strengths and weaknesses, refining technique, and creating tailored training programs. 
  • Injury Prevention: With impact and movement data, coaches can spot trends that might lead to injuries. Early intervention can help keep players on the court. 
  • Strategic Insights: In a sport where every point matters, IMU metrics provide valuable insights into strategy development and game planning. 

The Inertial Measurement Unit provides a wealth of data that coaches never had access to before. It helps to optimize performance, prevent injuries, and craft winning strategies. 

If you’d like to learn more about how the KINEXON PERFORM IMU solution can help your team, contact us at any time or download the brochure below. 

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