New volleyball scoring formulas
Japanese researchers from the University of Tsukuba and the Japanese Volleyball Association created robots with three pairs of hands for training volleyball players, reports Popular Mechanics
“Training bots are three pairs of robotic arms that quickly move in front of the net and mimic the protection of the opposing team. In the real game, they are replaced by players whose task is to protect their half of the field from the“ spike ”of the attacking team,” the publication said .
According to English volleyball player Laura Woodruff, a spike is the most effective way to get points for the team, so the blocking player must never miss the ball. Continue reading
Vladimir G1ATKIN, senior coach of the USSR team. The tournament for the FIVB Cup in Seoul was held with a significant innovation: if after the usual four games it came to fifth, then a point was counted for each winning action, regardless of which team was serving. Our team had the chance to play the fifth game of only one race ”- in the final match against the national team of Peru. In less than eight minutes, our girls won. The result is pleasant. But I did not like the novelty itself. Why?
The fifth, decisive game, in the normal course of business, is also tense. And here the psychological load on the players was, I would say, artificially increased several times. Continue reading