Paper Title
Sequential Strategy Making for Volleyball Blocker

This study addresses the blocking strategy making for volleyball blocker from static analysis according to the mixed-strategy equilibrium to sequential analysis according to the Bayes’ theorem. Game theory and model setting were applied to determine the optimal strategies for volleyball blocker in a sequential format. The results present two propositions, which provide the probability guideline through a maximization procedure for the blocker’s payoff in the game model development. The sequential analysis causes the dynamical change of strategy probability guideline according to the offense’s spike in the previous confrontation. The blockers’ optimal blocking strategies can be produced automatically by the formula when coaches employ their professional judgment to determine the related figures in the payoff matrix. Keywords - Bayes’ theorem; mixed strategy equilibrium; volleyball blocking strategy