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Edit Volleyball Data in Hudl Video Editor

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The purpose of this tutorial is to demonstrate the different options for breaking down volleyball video in Hudl Video Editor.

Breakdown data helps add value to your video in Hudl. With breakdown data, you can identify basic data such as whether the play was serve or receive and more clearly isolate your strengths and weaknesses. You can add breakdown data during capture or after capture in the Hudl Video Editor.

We suggest having a parent or student manager film your games for you. If they start and stop the camera between each rally, Hudl will automatically cut your film into clips for you to save time. For more information about creating a project and capturing video see the Hudl Video Editor First Steps tutorial.

With Hudl Video Editor Volleyball breakdown, you have the option to enter as much or as little data as you want. There are three modes of volleyball breakdown options in the Hudl Video Editor: Basic, Detailed Breakdown for Scouted Team, Detailed Breakdown for Both Teams.

Tip: Before you begin, you can use the Flip button to change the view from baseline to sideline, based on how your game was filmed.

Basic Breakdown

Volleyball basic breakdown

Basic breakdown mode allows you to break down the basic actions of the game.

  • Serve: Click the Serve button on the corresponding side for which the serve is taking place.
  • Point: After the serve button has been pressed, click the Point button to indicate the serving team won the point.
  • Side-out: After the serve button has been pressed, slick the Side-Out button when possession of the ball changes. A point will automatically be awarded to the non-serving team.
  • Rotation: To tag the rotation, click the +1 next to the rotation number to select the rotation you are beginning on. Tracking the rotation is helpful, especially if you have rotations with substitutes. It is also a good way to look at tendencies in order to get an idea of where your strengths and weaknesses are, based on specific rotations.

Change Breakdown Mode

Click the Change Breakdown Mode button to toggle between the various breakdown modes described in this tutorial.

Once you change to the team or individual breakdown modes, you cannot switch back.

Detailed for scouted team

Volleyball team breakdown

In the detailed for scouted team mode, you are able to break down every action for whichever team you are scouting. This could be your own team or an opponent that you would like to look at data for.

You will have the ability to:

Setup the roster

Click a square on the court and select a name from the resulting roster to add a player to the rotation. If you do not have any players entered into the roster, you can edit your roster by following these steps:

  1. Click the name of the team you want to edit.
  2. The Manage Rosters dialog will appear. Click the Add button to add a player.
  3. Enter the First Name, Last Name, Jersey #, and Position (only the last name or the jersey # is required) and press OK to add the player.
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 for each player you want to add to the roster.
  5. Click Done when you are done adding players to the roster.
  6. To set a player as active, click the + sign in an empty row and chose the player from the roster that appears.
  7. To substitute a player, click in the square you want to change and then choose a player from the roster that appears.

Track the rally

Once the serve button has been pressed, you can follow the flow of the game by clicking on the corresponding squares on the court. Hudl will automatically track actions in regular volleyball format (pass, set, attack), but you will have options to add more detail to each action.

  1. The Pass option refers to when a pass was made on the court.
  2. The Set option is for any time the ball is set.
  3. The Attack option refers to any time a player is moving to attack the ball.
  4. The Block option allows you to tag when a block was attempted. You have the option of specifying whether the block was a single or double block.

To add more detail to an action:

  • Along the bottom of the breakdown screen, you will be given options to specify what type of play was made. With each play type, you will also be given a set of number 0-3. You can use this to rate the quality of the action. A new set of options will populate each time a different player is clicked on.
  • In the Rally History on the left side of the court, you can click the grey arrow next to each action to add more detail. Click one of the characteristics relating to the action (ie: mark whether an attack was a middle or outside, tag an action as a free ball, or state whether there was a ball handling error) to further describe the action.

Track the opponent’s team actions

To track the opponent’s actions, choose the type of action that was made to return the ball (the last touch the other team had). For example, if they returned the ball with a pass, click the Free Ball Pass button.

Detailed for both teams

Volleyball individual breakdown

The detailed for both teams mode is Hudl’s most specific volleyball breakdown mode. You have the ability to breakdown everything from basic and team breakdown modes, and you can also tag the individual actions of the players for the opponent team.

Setup the opponent’s roster

Click a square on the court and select a name from the resulting roster to add a player to the rotation. If you do not have any players entered into the opponent’s roster, you can edit your roster by following the steps outlined under Setup the roster section located under Team Actions Breakdown.

Track the rally for both teams

To track the rally for both teams, follow the steps in the Track the rally section located under Team Actions Breakdown.