Beach Volleyball

Access my free beach volleyball database on Github in easily accessible excel files: https://github.com/BigTimeStats/beach-volleyball

Play-by-Play Data

The raw data has the score, the type of action that occurred, and the relevant player (see image below of how the data looks). 

It’s comprised of:

  • 10 FIVB Beach Major Series (5 Star) Tournaments from 2015 – 2019 (highest caliber events with the highest caliber players)
  • Pool play matches and above
  • 350+ matches
  • 32,000+ points played

This gives us a big enough dataset to analyze broader patterns in beach volleyball.

Since these are point ending, we won’t have details about what happened prior to the action at hand. It’s possible that multiple attacks or blocks happened during a play, but the dataset only captures the last action.