Author: Jiri Popelka

Italy

Martin Lebl, Perugia 2005  The best volleyball league is played in Italy, named A1. Over there is playing M. Lebl, one of the best middle blockers on earth, captain of Czech National Team.     Competition How many teams play in the competition? How many go lower, how many come up?14 teams play. The last 2 go lower and the same number come up from A2 Which system do you play? ( basic part, play off, play-down )Basic part everybody with each other ( at home-abroad ).First 8 teams play the play-off, accordence to classical key ( 1-8, 2-7…and...

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Germany

Jaroslav Skach, Berlin 2005 Right person to describe volleyball league in Germany is J. Skach, he has got a great experiences about the volleyball over there.     Competition How many teams play in the competition? How many go lower, how many come up?12 teams, 2 go lower directly, 1 plays barrage. From the second league 2 come up directly, 2 play barrageWhich system do you play? ( basic part, play-off, play-down )There is quite strange system here. In order to improve level of the competition the better teams don´t have to play twice with the worse teams. In...

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France

Jiri Novak, Paris 2005 Star of the French volleyball league, czech national team player, winner of Champions league prepare for us interesting reading about volleyball in France.     Competition How many teams play in the competition? How many go lower, how many come up?14,2,2Which system do you play? ( basic part, play-off, play-down )Basic part at home-abroad. First 8 teams play-off at 2 winning matches. We start on a ground of worse placed then 2 matches on a group of better placed. The last 2 decline directly. When does the competition start, when does it finish? How many...

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Estonia

Argo Meresaar, Parnu 2005 The best volleyball Estonian player in last years, 3 times in row champion of league, A. Meresaar is going to present volleyball in his country.     Competition How many teams play in the competition? How many go lower, how many come up?6 teams now… leaving and entering depends on finance and players skills Which system do you play? ( basic part, play-off, play down )5 rounds, play-off first two to half final directly, 1 final between 3 and 6, 4 and 5. 1 finals best of 3 matches, 1 finals and finals best of...

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Czech Republic

Ondra Kust, Ceske Budejovice 2005 Setter of Jihostroj Ceske Budejovice, two times champion of Czech is going to show us how is the volleyball in Czech Republic.     Competition How many teams play in the competition? How many go lower, how many come up?8 players, the last play the barrage with the winner of competition with lower lovel.Which system do you play? ( basic, play-off, play-down )We play 4 bouts the long-termed part, 2 times at home, 2 times abroad. First 2 teams are free after the long-termed part, the others play the play-off. The last 2 teams...

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