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What Can We Read From Volleyball Statistics?

In the modern, technological environment that we live in statistics play a huge part in our day to day lives. People make huge decisions each day based purely on statistical data. These decisions can be business or social based, but one thing’s for sure, rarely is a decision made in 2017 without some sort of statistical analysis being involved. One area in which statistics are most prominent is sport. There are a number of companies out there who made a large amount of money by purely tracking and analysing statistics. Take Opta for example. Opta provide data and analysis...

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Importance of Water During Volleyball Practice

Keeping hydrated is a crucial part of training in any form. Without proper hydration your body is unable to perform at its maximum; and even more importantly, if you fail to keep hydrated you could end up doing some real damage to your body. If you allow yourself to become dehydrated then both your physical and mental state can deteriorate rapidly. This can often bring lasting after effects. What is dehydration? With water making up nearly two thirds of the human body it clearly plays a huge part in the way that we function. The water within our bodies...

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What Can Volleyball Players Learn From Other Sports?

Volleyball is a sport that demands responsiveness, athleticism and a well practiced set of skills such as passing, setting and hitting. It takes more than a few hours on the court and a strong physique to master volleyball, and up and coming players at all levels are always looking to improve their game. Studying other sports can help you to gain an understanding of how to become better at volleyball. Basketball – Basketball requires one major ability that is crucial to the success of a volleyball team: jumping. A volleyball player must contend with a 7-8ft net. Being able to...

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Supplements in Volleyball

Nowadays, the pressure constantly increases on volleyball players and coaches to perform, which create the need to find any edge, even a small one, a vital in ensuring better performance.   Twenty years ago, players training consisted of a lot of practice for most of the nights of the week but today, in the era of full-time professionals, nothing is left aside in the pursuit of performance. The role of nutrition has increased in the past 10 years across all levels of sport. We know how nutrition affects the body, growth and performance, sports nutrition and supplements are now...

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Farewell Janet Wanja

Janet Wanja from Kenya has retired in order to avoid a painful exit from the national team and un-ceremonial dismissal due to her age. The decorated setter has played for the national team for over 10 years. However, considering what happened last year to other more experienced players, which were dropped on the grounds of age, Wanja decided it’s time to quit. Wanja didn’t believe it was likely for her to appear in the team, even though she has always given her best when playing for her country. But, due to the present situation, she decided that it’s best...

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