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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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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...

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What Should Be Known About Volleyball Scholarships?

When looking at the collegiate volleyball level we almost always see women in the foreground. We are now looking at an impressive 1,500 college volleyball programs that are exclusively created for women. When looking at volleyball programs for men we only have around 80 to consider. Over 50% of these programs do not include a scholarship opportunity. Just as you most likely anticipated, the volleyball scholarships are quite different from one another. We do have opportunities for both women and men but it is important to know where to look. At the same time a huge part of being successful...

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