Author: Guest Blogger

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

Russia Outshines Italy to Win the European Girls U18 Championship

The future of European volleyball looks bright for those who had the chance to watch the European Girls U18 Championship. The tournament brought together some of the youngest and most promising girls and the likely superstars of tomorrow. Fans and volleyball players alike had the chance to watch some breathtaking games in the final stages of the competition. It all culminated with a thrilling final between Russia and Italy, one that was eventually won by the Eastern Europeans. Some of those who followed the competition step-by-step chose to place a bet on the outright winner. The bookmakers were happy...

Read More

Shop

volleycountry volleyball knee pads

RSS Inside VolleyCountry

  • USA - NVA (National Volleyball Association)
    USA has a pro league for men's volleyball now. Article from wov: http://www.worldofvolley.com/News/Latest…nched-soon.html Official website: http://nvausa.com/
  • Big betting scandal in Romania
    http://www.gsp.ro/gsp-special/investigat…lui-525056.html As I knew match Vojvodina - Arcada (last year CEV Cup) was fixed on 3:0 but story goes on and there will be more "juicy" stories. Sad for this sport
  • Is this even legal? (Whole body inside the opponent's floor but feet are lifted maybe?)
    http://www.worldofvolley.com/News/Latest…ules-video.html 11.2.2 Penetration into the opponent's court, beyond the centre line: 11.2.2.1 to touch the opponent's court with a foot (feet) is permitted, provided that some part of the penetrating foot (feet) remains either in contact with or directly above the centre line; 11.2.2.2 to touch the opponent’s court with any part of the body […]