Volleyball Canada Selection Criteria

INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL INDICATORS
FEMALES 18U NATIONAL TEAM 16U NATIONAL TEAM
MIDDLE OUTSIDE OPPOSITE MIDDLE OUTSIDE OPPOSITE
SERVING PERCENTAGE 85% 80%
SERVING SCORE (4 point scale) 2.3 2.1
SERVE RECEIVE (4 point scale) 2.6 + 2.4 +
PLUS-MINUS PERCENTAGE (indiv.) 50-60 35-45 40-50 35-45 50-60 35-45
INTERNATIONAL PHYSICAL INDICATORS
SPIKE TOUCH (CM) 295+ 288+ 290+ 285+ 280+ 280+
BLOCK TOUCH (CM) 280+ 270+ 275+ 270+ 265+ 265+
T-TEST 9.6 seconds or faster 10.0 seconds or faster
HITTING VELOCITY    

*In addition to the above indicators, Setters are evaluated on ability to run an offence, while Liberos are evaluated on ball control.

Character attributes Volleyball Canada considers desirable:

Self-motivated: Demonstrates the willingness and ability to satisfy a desire, expectation, or goal without being influenced or asked to do so by a coach or teammate.

Strong Work Ethic: Demonstrates consistent and concerted effort which is not conditional on the environment, coach or teammates

Responsible: Accepts accountability for ones actions. Demonstrates an ability to self-direct and does not rely on others for support or guidance.

Focused: Demonstrates an ability to remain fully concentrated and is not easily distracted.

Strong Leadership: Demonstrates the ability to inspire confidence and influence their team toward the achievement of collective goals. Athlete leads by example in training, in setup, and in competition.

Positive Attitude: The athlete consistently expects the best possible outcome from any given situation.

Effective Communication: Is able to clearly and effectively communicate with teammates during rallies, timeouts, and other necessary situations to promote success.

Coachable: Demonstrates the willingness and ability to communicate with coaches, adapt to new techniques and tactics, receive and understand feedback.

 

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