In 2017, the World Volleyball Federation (FIVB) wanted to test new volleyball laws to increase the attractiveness of volleyball matches.
FIVB’s changes are aimed at pushing the appeal of volleyball matches to the top to attract more audiences. Also, this goal creates opportunities for the “weak” teams to have the opportunity to bounce back the big men.
These changes are not outside the goal of improving the professional quality of matches in the worldwide competition system. For a long time, volleyball has become a developed and attractive sport second only to football, because of its attractiveness that nowadays the development of volleyball tournaments has become popular.
FIVB wanted to test new volleyball laws
What changes did the FIVB want to test? The first is experimenting with seven lightning strikes per match. According to the current volleyball rules, a match has 5 seconds and the winning point is 25. FIVB wants to change the game to 7 seconds and the winning point will be 15.
In the rule that the FIVB wants to change, the distance must be at least 2 points when the two teams draw at 14 to count as winning that game. Thus, the time of the one-second match/match will be shorter and increase the drama for the teams.
Changing the scoring method will be favorable for the average team
The calculation of points in each match is also adjusted by FIVB standards compared to the previous scoring method. If the score is 4-0, 4-1, and 5-2: The team wins 3 points, the losing team gets 0 points. If score 4-3: The winner wins 2 points, the losing team will receive 1 point.
This is a completely new way of calculating points that is more beneficial for teams that are underestimated in the competition. If you try to win every second, losing the whole game can still gain points to gain an advantage in the ranking.