There is an aspect of this game I am still unsure about. Normally cycle time is straightforward, faster cycles mean more points and more wins. However, because of alternating possessions, you could score 5 balls quick, they score 5 balls methodically, you score quick … you are just trading possessions. If that is the case, it seems like you should take your time and maximize your 5 balls with inner shots and eliminate missed shots that lead to turnovers (Cycle Efficiency).
Of course, if you take too long you could become the victim of a feed forward loop and be forced to dump calls on the field.
So what do people think will be the dominant factor to win games?
Cycle Time - Score as fast as possible, flood the other side of the field with balls and try to force opponents to load loose balls on to the field to be snatched (feed forward loop).
Cycle Efficiency - Try to maximize points per ball with your possessions, take your time and maintain possession, avoid turnovers and maybe try to force turnovers with defense.