A Volleyball Performance Index of eight equally weighted measurements that produces a composite number that is positively correlated with success in the sport
The means are based on testing of 570 college players and 1360 prospect-age players from freshman to senior in high school.
All prospect-age player data is housed in a database, www.avcaVPI.com searchable by position and graduation year.
II. Eight measures in the avcaVPI™
Acceleration: from a stop with your feet staggered, run 15 feet as fast as you can; (player can run through the end point, stop time at 15 feet)
Swing Velocity: Measured with SoloSpike – how hard do you hit the ball? Measured in miles per hour at height of attack
Attack Height: Measured with SoloSpike – at what height can you hit with power? Measured in feet and inches
Height: both feet flat on the floor, volleyball shoes on
Reach: feet flat, shoes on, dominant arm at highest point
Standing Vertical Jump; no step, no approach
Block Touch: two hands, no approach, no swing blocking movement
Pro-Agility: Start in the middle of the court – run 15 feet to a sideline, touch the line with your hand, run 30 feet to the other sideline, touch the line with your hand, run 15 feet back to the middle (player can run through the last line, stop time when they cross)