KILLS -- Any attack that lands for a point
Also, award a KILL when:
- a free ball crosses the net and lands on the floor
- a set, intentional or not, crosses the net and lands on the floor
- an attack is blocked out of bounds or in the net
- when an opposing blocker is in the net, or has a centerline violation
- a dig attempt that crosses the net and lands on the floor for a point the attacking team
- an attack followed immediately by an official's called blocking error (see block error)
ATTACK ATTEMPT -- Any overhead contact of the ball designed to score
ATTACK ERROR -- Any overhead contact of the ball that...
- is hit out of bounds
- is hit into the net leading to a four-hit violation
- hits the antenna
- is blocked down by the opposition on the same side of the attacker leading to a point
- makes a centerline violation
- is called for an illegal contact
ATTACK PERCENTAGE -- Kills minus errors, divided by total attacks
- 10 kills - 2 errors/ 16 total attacks = 8/16 = .500
ASSIST -- awarded to the player who passes the ball to a teammate who attacks the ball for a kill an assist generally is the second contact in a play sequence, followed immediately by a kill on the third contact an assist can be awarded off a dig (first contact), provided the attack comes on the second contact
SERVICE ACE -- is awarded when...
- a serve lands untouched on the opponent's side
- the receiving team has overlapped or is out of rotation
- if the passer is whistled for a reception error
- the serve is passed, but cannot be kept in play
SERVICE ERROR -- is awarded when...
- the server foot faults
- the serve doesn't advance past net, is out of bounds, or hits antenna
- the server is out of rotation (service error is charged to the person who should have served)
Note: A ball that hits the net but continues over to the opponents side and remains in bounds is not a service error (2001 Rule Change)
RECEPTION ATTEMPT - is awarded when...
- a Team B player attempts to receive Team A player's serve.
RECEPTION ERROR -- is awarded when...
- the serve hits the floor near a player
- player passes the ball, but it can't be kept in play
- player is called for a lift
Note: For every service ace, there must be a corresponding reception error. When a service ace falls between two players and the scorer cannot judge fault, a Team Reception error is recorded. Team Reception errors also occur when the receiving team is out of rotation.
DIG -- is awarded when a defensive player keeps a bona fide attack in play with a pass
- a dig is only awarded off an attack attempt from the opposing team.Thus, a dig is NOT awarded when Team A continues a play off a Team B block attempt as it is not an attempt.
- a dig is NOT awarded on a serve attempt, as this is a serve reception
BLOCKS -- are awarded when a player blocks the ball to the opposition's court leading directly to a point without a successful dig
- SOLO -- when only one blocker is up
ASSIST -- when more than one blocker is up, awarded to all contributing blockers regardless if only one person blocks the ball. Generally, a block assist occurs with two blockers, but may occur occasionally with three blockers. However, all three blockers must go up at the same time and provide an overlap. (ALSO SEE MEN'S STAT DIFFERENCES BELOW)
A block solo and block assist cannot be recorded on the same play. During the same rally, only one team block (block solo or block assists) can be awarded
A block (solo or assisted) is not credited if the opposing team successfully digs the block attempt.
TEAM BLOCKS -- Team blocks are calculated by adding the total number of block solos and adding to half the total of block assists.
Example:: Blocks Solos - 4, Block Assists 12 (TEAM BLOCKS = 4 + (12/2) = 10)
BLOCKING ERROR -- is awarded when...
- blocker is in the net or steps over the center line
- back row blocker
- blocker is called for reaching over the net
A blocking error is not given for poor technique. In general, a blocking error only is given after a referee's call. Also, a kill is awarded to the opposing attacker on a blocking error if an attack was occurring at the time of the block error
1) Every service ace must have a corresponding reception error. Conversely, every reception error must have a service ace
2) Every assist must have a corresponding kill
3) Overpasses ARE NOT reception errors
4) Since blocks must come off an opponent's attack attempt, Team B's offensive attack from Team A's overpass should be recorded as an attack (kill if Team B's execution leads directly to a point). This situation appears often as a block or directional attack at the net. However, blocks can only be awarded on an opponent's attack, not overpass.
DIFFERENCES IN KEEPING MEN'S STATS
New Men's Boxscore Changes for Upcoming 2004 Season
- The men's boxscore will include an individual's total points column (kills+aces+blocks), whether computer generated or handwritten to the side.
- The men's boxscore will include column's for individual service attempts and assist attempts
Recent Changes to the Men's Boxscore
- The men's boxscore added a column for reception attempts
NOTE: All changes to men's boxscore can be completed by using recent versions of Automated Scorebook (StatCrew) for Volleyball.