Author: Marc Bird

3 Simple Volleyball Workouts You Can Do at Home

You don’t need a volleyball court to start training for next season. In fact, you can improve your strength, quickness, coordination and skills for volleyball in your own home with these volleyball workouts and drills.   Warm up for your volleyball workout by jogging for 20 minutes, then stretching your arms, shoulders, hamstrings, hip flexors and ankles (all the muscles you use most during volleyball). Leg DrillsLunges (Sets/Reps: 3×20)Wall sits (3 sets. First set is 30 seconds, then 45 seconds, then 60 seconds)Jumping Jacks (3×50) Quick Feet: Jump Rope SeriesNormal pace jump, 30 secondsRight foot only, 30 secondsLeft foot...

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Volleyball Market is Here. Why am I Without a Club?

The start of the transfer window is approaching, in some leagues the market is already active. It happens very often that a volleyball player remains without a club.   We ask ourself. Where do we make mistakes? Do we have high demands? We are not attractive enough for the clubs? Is our performance weak? We are unlucky? Is my agent weak? Everything goes hand in hand with itself, and everything fits together. We must ask ourselves and look truth in the eye about where I made a mistake. You should analyze step by step and perhaps you discover where you...

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Volleyball Star Jailed For Raping 12 Year Old Girl

A Dutch international beach volleyball player who travelled to the UK and raped a 12-year-old girl he met on Facebook was today jailed for four years.   Steven Van de Velde flew from Amsterdam to Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, to meet the schoolgirl after the pair started chatting online. Sentencing the sportsman, the judge said Van de Velde’s promising career was a ‘shattered dream’ and his actions had ‘wrecked his life’ and caused his victim ‘enormous’ emotional harm. The sportsman – who was tipped for Olympic stardom – knew how young the girl was at the time he took her virginity.Appearing...

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New Indian Volleyball League Illegal by Federation

Even before its take-off, the proposed Indian Volleyball League (IVL) has run into rough weather. The league has created a deep divide within the Volleyball Federation of India (VFI). VFI president Chaudhary Avadesh Kumar and secretary Ramavtar Singh Jakhar are on the warpath, accusing each other of “hijacking” the league for their own “vested interest”.   The IVL, which will feature three separate leagues of men’s, women’s and beach volleyball, was announced in the capital on Wednesday with much fanfare by Kumar, in association with Sportzlive, a Delhi-based sports marketing and branding company. The league, which will be played...

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    http://u19.boys.2017.volleyball.fivb.com/ Almost missed that one. Looks like there is no official streaming but maybe there will be for the knock out phase.... EDIT: Results/Ranking section on the official site is somehow messed up. Wikipedia got it better: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_FIVB_…ld_Championship Pool B looks interesting. Japan is leading with 3:0, while Poland is already out with 0:3.
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