Short characterization BRAZIL

    

PLAYERS

STARTING SIX - SUBSTITUTES

Ranking
2001-2011

2

PAULINO, Stefanie

WCH 2001

1

3

JACINTHO, Francynne

5

CARRIJO, Juliana

WCH 2003

1

6

FREITAS, Carolina

8

PAQUIARDI, Isabela

WCH 2005

1

9

CORREA, Ana Beatriz

10

ALMEIDA, Samara

WCH 2007

1

11

HELDES, Priscila  (C)

12

SOUZA, Gabriela

WCH 2009

3

14

CORREA, Marjorie

16

SIDRAO, Sonaly

WCH 2011

2

18

SARAIVA, Thais (L)

 

 

GENERAL REMARKS:

·         Brazil showed traditionally a lot of temperament on the court, with goal to win the title.

·         Brazilian players were brought to the national team from 9 different clubs which gave to the coaching staff even more work in building the team. Because of great team work they succeeded finally reaching 2nd place and silver medal at this championship.

·         Very dynamic group, with a lot of solutions on every position, brought Brazil to 1st position in team ranking of attackers with 37.01 % of efficiency.

·         In all skills the final ranking of Brazil as the was among top 5.

·         Very fast sets to all positions, some more unforced errors because of this, but generally very effective.

·         Coach used a lot of substitutions for each position and that meant a lot of preparation for opponent teams, since Brazil has more players on each position, able to play on highest level.

 

SERVICE:

·         All the players were using float service.

·         7 of them were performing the jump float, 2 float from distance.

·         No jump spin serve used.

·         Very good technical execution gave to the team some more space for the tactical variation.

·         Good discipline of all players meant final 5th place scoring 53 aces in the service ranking.

 

RECEPTION:

·         Formation with 3 receivers, receiving equal part of the court.

·         Generally very stable in reception, reaching exceptional 3rd place in team ranking with 26.04% of efficiency, including No. 12 Souza finishing 5th place with 34,84%.

·         Not a lot of reception mistakes were forcing opposite teams to risk more in the game against Brazil, but still Brazil succeeded to keep reception on very high level from technical and tactical point of view.


SET / ATTACK IN COMPLEX I AND COMPLEX II:

·         Brazilian setter No. 11 Heldes showed exceptional capability for  quick sets to outside positions.

·         Individually both outside hitters No. 12 Souza and No. 10 Almeida were ranked to positions 5 and 7 in best scorers ranking reaching this result with very efficient attacking score.

·         Middle blockers were used frequently, special using slide attack far from the setter and quick in front of setter.

·         Some differences to the other teams was attack C (shoot) which was used more in the Brazilian team then in the others in combination with some attacks from positions 6.

·         Set distribution C1: in case of perfect reception, very quick attacks from all positions, forcing opposite blockers to take-off early in some cases. Middle attack was also used when reception was 2-3m away from the net. Not a lot of position 1 and 6 attacks.

·         Set distribution C2: after backcourt defense a little slower sets to all positions, but using same model of attacking as in the C1. Very impressive how all the players were almost all the time available for the attack.

·         Also in very decisive moments setter was not using always easiest solution, but was forcing very quick game with shoot in the middle.

 

BLOCK / DEFENCE:

·         Used usual 2-0-4 defense system (no direct cover behind the block).

·         In some situations, especially when opposite was attacking high ball closing line and trying to form 3-women block.

·         Libero player No. 18 Thais was mostly playing in position 5 with some small exceptions, when she was in position 6.

·         Good tactical preparation was seen, because different block options were used in different phases of the game (blocking attackers line and then changing to cross court, covering line in case of high ball to outside positions).

·         In case of defense action of the setter, player in position 3 was setting. This was more or less the only team using this way of organizing transition attack, since most of the other teams were using the libero as a setter.

·         Brazil reached 4th place in blocking skill as a team, reaching 79 kill blocks. No. 9 Correa reached very high 4th position among best blockers ranking with 27 kill blocks.