Author: Marc Bird

A Newbies Guide to the 2017 Men’s African Volleyball Championship

The 2017 Men’s African Volleyball Championship begins on October 22 and will run through to October 29 at the Cairo International Complex in Egypt. The tournament also acts as a qualifier for the 2018 FIVB World Championship as three teams will qualify for that competition, which will be held in Bulgaria and Italy. Past Winners The tournament was inaugurated in 1967, when Tunisia won the first-ever competition after beating Algeria 3-0 in the final. Since then, Egypt and Tunisia have dominated the event with eight wins apiece. The next best performing teams are Algeria and Cameroon, who both have...

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7 Great Volleyball Statistics

With the game of volleyball being so fast paced it’s often easy to lose sight of the facts and statistics that are present all around us. These facts and statistics are the foundations of volleyball and make the game what it is today. The inception of volleyball Volleyball was invented by William Morgan, who was a Physical Education director of the YMCA, in 1895. Morgan was interested in creating a game in which the core skills used in all of basketball, baseball, handball and tennis were all present. His aim was to combine all of these into one sole...

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3 Gadgets That Can Make You a Better Volleyball Player

Smartphones were the first fitness gadgets. Thanks to their sensors, they could track your speed, elevation, and the number of steps you have taken, and calculate the number of calories you have burned. Besides, they have provided you with the oh-so-necessary entertainment for jogging – which is quite boring, if you ask me – in the form of music, podcasts or even audio books played through your headphones. Besides, they have also given you a chance to wind down after a tiring workout session (or even work) thanks to the tons of games they gave you access to. Hundreds...

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Ankle Injury in Volleyball

The ankle injury is the most common injury of volleyball players. This injury accounts for 30% of time-loss injuries and can result in significant “downtime” from volleyball. Ankle sprains usually occur at the volleyball net when a player lands on the toot of an opponent or teammate after blocking or attacking. A primary prevention suggestion has been to change the center-line rule so any contact with the line would be considered a violation. In Norway, this rule was experimented with for several weeks. The study found a two-told decrease in ankle sprains; however, the experiment had to be abandoned...

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Volleyball – The Increasingly Popular Sporting Choice

When a child is asked what they want to be when they grow up, there are an array of glamorous jobs that they express an interest for. A career as a fireman, an astronaut and a footballer are often the jobs of choice for a young, naïve nursery child – but could a volleyball player be on this list any time soon? Most people will be surprised to learn that volleyball is actually the 5th most popular sport in the world, according to recent research. In 1964, men’s volleyball was added to list of Olympic sports, with beach volleyball...

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  • France - Ligue Nationale de Volley 2017-18
    Website: http://www.lnv.fr/9/lam.html There are said to be replays of the matches available. Furthermore special matches will be streamed on the channel of "L'Equipe". We will see how this will play out in the end. Can't say much on favourite teams, as i haven't followed the league very closely so far. I will surely have an […]
  • 2017 Norceca
    Did I miss this thread? I did the search though and nothing came up. Why did no one talk about this tourney? I mean it’s not surprising, but a little share of spotlight woudn’t hurt just you know, for the sake of, being discussed because it’s on
  • Brazilian Superliga 2017-2018
    Since there's no official thread yet. I'll be posting here. Have to say Rio SESC is impressive during the Copa De Ciudad Moron something like that. They play rather drunk during the first set vs Bolivar but they gather themselves in time. Thiaguinho is good but damn his blocking is off. Renan is reliable but […]