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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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The Value of Investing in Volleyball

Volleyball is the world’s fifth most popular sport, with 900 million global fans putting it ahead of basketball, NFL, baseball and golf. Its popularity is soaring around the world, and the spotlight thrown on it by the Olympics every four years is a huge boost. Brazil won gold in the final of the 2016 Rio Games and will be going for the World League later this year in what looks a very competitive field, also featuring defending champion Serbia, along with powerhouses Italy and the USA. Volleyball is easy to understand and does not have complicated rules, while it...

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A Look at the Differences Between Beach Volleyball and Indoor Volleyball

There are a lot of similarities between beach volleyball and indoor volleyball. For starters, they are equally exciting to follow, especially with some international competitions currently in progress. The size of the court as well as the net and ball are also similarities between these two types of volleyball games. On the other hand, there are a lot of differences between the two sports too. In this article, we are going to take a closer look at those differences. Environment One of the biggest differences between beach volleyball and indoor volleyball is the environment in which these two games...

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Volleyball Training Mistakes You Have to Avoid

Just as with every single sport out there, training is vital in determining if the athlete is going to be successful or not. It is really important to adapt and train properly for long term results. Unfortunately, most athletes are going to train in an improper way. Always be sure you avoid the following volleyball training mistakes if you want to be faced with great results. Not Taking Volleyball Specificity Into Account Coaches and athletes so often make the huge mistake of not using specificity. This is a principle that states training has to match a sport’s specific physical...

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    ive sen a lot of really good pipes over the years, but ive yet to see anyone get the ball infront of the 3 meter line. the closest might be someone like Grozer, Leon or even Dante back in the day. but none of those are even that close. so im wondering if any of […]

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