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Dominican Republic Reign Supreme in Cordoba

  Coach Jose Alvarez described the final as a match of World League intensity and lauded the hard work from his side in the seven months leading up to the Central America and Caribbean Games. After suffering a series of setbacks, including not qualifying for the World Championship, this was the stage for the Dominican Republic to show their potential. They didn’t disappoint either; winning their first-ever gold medal in Cordoba with an enthralling victory over three-times defending champions Puerto Rico. The 3-2 victory on Sunday was the result of an intensive training camp in Cuba, the home country...

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Volleyball Training: What We Should Pay Attention To?

In working out the ideal training regimen for volleyball – you need to give equal weight to the physical and mental sides of the game.     You could say pretty much the same thing for any sport of course – but other sports demand more mental prowess, like golf for example, whilst others are arguably more physical – like football. But volleyball demands equal measures of both. First, the physical stuff; a well-organized volleyball training program should be designed to increase your explosive power and vertical jumping height. It should also be able to enhance your stamina and...

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The curious case of England’s volleyball legacy

The British women’s volleyball team (pictured here in 2012) has gone from high to low, as they are now without funding going into Rio 2016. In 2012, Olympic fever had spread through the UK. The collective nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland had become one as Team GB and with the merge came a wave of confidence throughout Olympic events and competition that we had previously anticipated early exits from.       One of those particular sports was volleyball – in which both the men’s and the women’s team had qualified through being the host nation of the...

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How Volleyball Can Improve Your Skills in Other Sports Like Football

In addition to being a fun and entertaining sport, volleyball provides your mind and body with myriad advantages you can use to improve your overall athletic abilities. And if you want to become an even better football player, it may be worth adding volleyball to your training routine, as you’ll be training your body for football without even realising it.       Interested in knowing how volleyball and football are related and how playing volleyball can improve your athletic performance in other sports? Then continue reading to learn more. Exercise the Fun Way Forget about lifting weights, going...

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5 Necessities for Your List of Volleyball Equipment

Volleyball is a popular sport, but sometimes it can be painful. It is important for a volleyball player to understand the top five pieces of equipment that will prevent injuries and bring success during the activity. Solid Ball Contrary to popular belief, not all volleyballs are the same. The ball is the single most important piece of equipment in the game. A good ball will alleviate pain caused by hitting it over the net or between teammates. If a game is being played indoors, a leather ball will work best. It cannot be used outside because it may become...

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