Volleyball hitting percentage is a statistic used to measure a player’s effectiveness in attacking the ball. It is calculated by dividing the number of successful kills by the total number of attack attempts, and is typically expressed as a percentage.
The hitting percentage takes into account both the number of successful kills and the number of errors made by the player during their attacks. A kill is counted when a player’s attack results in a point for their team, either by hitting the ball to the floor on the opponent’s side of the court or by making the ball unreturnable for the opposing team. An error is counted when a player’s attack results in a point for the opposing team, either by hitting the ball out of bounds, into the net, or being blocked by the opponent.
A higher hitting percentage indicates a player who is more effective in attacking the ball and making successful kills, while a lower hitting percentage indicates a player who may be struggling to make successful attacks or is making a higher number of errors.
Volleyball Hitting Percentage Calculator
To calculate the hitting percentage in volleyball, you’ll need to know the number of kills and the number of attack attempts. The formula for hitting percentage is:
(Hits – Errors) / Attempts = Hitting Percentage
Where: Hits = Number of kills Errors = Number of hitting errors (balls that do not result in a kill, such as a hitting error or a block) Attempts = Total number of hitting attempts
Here’s an example of how to calculate the hitting percentage:
Let’s say a volleyball player has 15 kills, 2 hitting errors, and 35 total hitting attempts. To calculate their hitting percentage, you would use the following formula:
(15 – 2) / 35 = 0.3714 or 37.14%
Therefore, the player has a hitting percentage of 37.14%.