Short characterization CHINA

 

PLAYERS

STARTING SIX - SUBSTITUTES

Ranking
2001-2011

2

WANG, Qi

WCH 2001

3

3

PI, Yanchi

5

YANG, Zhou

WCH 2003

2

6

YAO, Di

8

ZHANG, Xiaoya

WCH 2005

3

9

YANG, Fangxu

10

WANG, Huimin

WCH 2007

2

11

LIU, Peixin

12

CHENG, Long (C)

WCH 2009

10

13

FAN, Xiangchen

14

LIN, Li (L)

WCH 2011

3

18

LIU, Mingjuan

 

 

GENERAL REMARKS:

         China was not competing at the 2009 WCH, but came back for 2011 edition with very balanced team and has showed typical Asian volleyball, with executing all the skills technically on the very high level, the movement was remarkable and generally we can say their game was really dynamic and very creative.

         Team was very high ranked in all skills ranking, finishing 1st in blocking and digging.

         Their game was relaying on very quick attacks with outside hitters, a lot of use of middle attacks and very stabile and effective blocking.

         Starting six was not changed a lot, some substitutions were made during matches, but generally both receivers and middle blocker No. 5 Yang were playing all the time.

         Digging performance of the team was impressive as they reached 17.33 digs per set in average.

 

SERVICE:

         7 players were using the jump float serve and 1 player the float serve from distance.

         The team was making a lot of pressure with this skill since China finished 3rd in final team ranking scoring 49 points and making same number of mistakes. That means that they were the only team from top 4 not finishing in negative ration in serving (all the other 3 teams had more mistakes then scored points).

         Player No. 10 Wang finished 3rd in individual ranking of servers, scoring 15 aces.

 

RECEPTION:

         China tried to follow 3 player reception formation, but they also used many times (depending on the opponent) 2 receivers. This was pretty unique, since all the other teams, did not use this solution so much as China.

         Their coach decided not to use player No. 2 Wang Qi in reception formation. Instead opposite player No. 10 Wang Huimin was receiving. Very similar idea like the USA team, just when setter was in the position 6, China was basically all the time receiving only with 2 receivers. Others were not assisting.

         All this brought China to 4th position in final team ranking with 25.77% of efficiency.

         China player No. 14 Lin finished as 4th best receiver of the championship.

 

SET / ATTACK COMPLEX I AND COMPLEX II:

         Very stabile reception was helping the Chinese setter No. 6 Yao to receive the award for best setter of the championship. She has showed a remarkable creativity, with high efficiency.

         China was using a lot of combination, which could not be seen in the other teams. Good movement after the reception allowed the attackers to change their positions very quickly and efficient.

         Set distribution C1: In case of the perfect reception, different variations were executed, very quick ball to the middle attackers, especially to player No. 5 Yang. Yang was the 5th best scorer of the tournament reaching 119 points and 4th best attacker of the tournament, with efficiency little over 39%. Most of these points were reached with attack. Not a lot of back row attacks were executed, but still Player No. 2 Wang Qi was attacking from position 6 and 1 in some cases.

         Set distribution C2: Because of unbelievable digging performance, China had a lot of opportunities for transition attacks. In this phase the attack was again following the same patterns as in the C1. The sets to the middles were done also after not perfect dig. Combinations were used if possible, but with the high risk of a mistake.

         Generally slides with the middle attackers were very efficient (especially with Yang) and were set far from the setter.

         Good organization of the attack has brought China final 5th place in spike ranking, with 34.04% efficiency.

 

BLOCK / DEFENCE

         China was the best blocking team of this junior competition. They succeed to reach as high as 95 kill blocks and 261 rebounds. This remarkable result is prove of great blocking technique, perfect positioning of the outside blockers and excellent penetration of the hands over the net. Very aggressive hand positioning was probably the main point of this success.

         Player No. 5 Yang, also received the award for the best blocker (31 kill blocks).

         China was using 2-0-4 defensive system, based on great movement capability of the player.

         Libero was most of the time playing in the position 5 and was also setting in case defense was executed by the setter.