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NORCECA VIS and Statistics Commission discuss two-hour match project

 
Members of the NORCECA VIS and Statistics Commission discussed the project of a two-hour volleyball match
 
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, February 19, 2015 – The NORCECA proposal of a two-hour match volleyball, including time-outs and commercial breaks, was the main topic discussed during the confederation’s VIS and Statistics Commission held in Santo Domingo on Tuesday.

The five-set match, which would consist of 18-minute sets totaling 90 minutes of playing action, could be tested during the Girls’ Final Four U18 to be held in Peru next May.

The possibility of adjusting the duration of a volleyball match to a maximum of two hours has been under discussion at the FIVB and its confederations and several proposals have been examined.

“After consulting with several sources, including the VIS and Statistics Commission, our plan is to test the two-hour match at an invitational tournament,” said NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz. “I am going to propose that the Peruvian Federation and its president Luis Linares test it next May at the U18 Girls’ Final Four event.”

Marte Hoffiz said he will inform the FIVB Sports Events and Technical Commission about this decision.

The VIS and Stats Commission also heard reports from the delegates who covered the different NORCECA competitions in 2014.

Commission President Judith Sandino informed members of the decisions and recommendations adopted by the FIVB Technical Commission during its meeting earlier this month in Lausanne, and presented Julien Boucher's report.

The president of the commission also proposed evaluations of the performances of outside-hitters, middle-blockers and opposite players for tournament awards, but it was decided to continue using the current system until a reliable data platform is ready to be considered by the NORCECA Confederation.

Finally, Michel Coca of Cuba presented a plan for a Beach Volleyball Informatics System to be implemented within the confederation’s circuit.





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