Handball Performance-Index: Data-based, transparent, fair

Data-based. Transparent. Fan-focused. For the 2020/21 season, Handball-Bundesliga GmbH is introducing a new benchmark for evaluating the performance of all LIQUI MOLY HBL players. The Handball Performance Index was designed in cooperation with Deutsche Kreditbank AG and selected experts from top-level sports and science. It uses selected statistics from all players to evaluate, analyze and compare their athletic performance at all positions.

They are assertive and work for their teammates for 60 minutes: Pivots are among the most robust players on the handball court and often have to assert themselves against several opponents.

Ecample: Calculation of HPI for the pivot position

Exemplary is the player Gedeon Guardiola from TBV Lemgo Lippe. Guardiola played as pivot in the match against the TVB Stuttgart in October 2020. At the start of the match, the player's HPI was the standardized baseline value of 100. Immediately after the end of TVB Lemgo Lippe vs. TVB Stuttgart, Guardiola's Handball Performance Index was composed as follows:

  • Initial value HPI = 100
  • Plus points =61
    • 3x Goals from the position "6 meters center" = 18
    • 1x Assist to fastbreak= 5
    • 4x Defensive blocks = 28
    • 1x Steal = 10
  • Minus points =0

The Handball Performance Index for Gedeon Guardiola after the match TVB Lemgo vs. TVB Stuttgart was 161 (100+61-0).