Author: Jiri Popelka

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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Brazil

A. Rivetti de Azevedo, Brazil 2005 One of the best world volleyball league is played in Brazil. The Brazilian coach A. Rivetti de Azevedo is the right person for describing volleyball league in Brazil.     Competition How many teams play in the competition? How many go lower, how many come up?Now the man league have 10 teams, and woman have 8Which system do you play? ( basic part, play-off, play down )The system in the first all x all, twice, and play-offs 1 x 8, 2x 7, 3 x 6, 4 x 5When does the competition start, when...

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Belgium

Krishof Hoho, Knack Roeselare 2005 Volleyball league in Belgium is not only about two top european clubs (Maaseik, Roeselare). One of the “basic six” Belgium national team players will tell you more.     Competition How many teams play in the competition? How many go lower, how many come up?12 teams play the competition, 2 teams go lowerWhich system do you play? ( basic part, play-off, play down )One bout, play-off first against eight ( 1-8, 2-7, 3-6, 4-5 ), then semifinal and final. Play down – the last two teams play with a winner first devision little tournament,...

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  • Other European leagues 2017-2018
    After surprisingly (or maybe not that much) losing the Montenegrin title last season for the first time in years, Budvanska Rivijera Budva ceased its existence The official reason was the financial inability to maintain the team. We remember some mysterious foreigners playing for the club in the past 2 years, I don't know, though, if […]
  • Japan - V.Premier League 2017-2018
    The 8 teams participants: -NEC Red Rockets -Hisamitsu Springs -Hitachi Rivale -JT Marvelous -Toyota Auto Body Queenseis -Toray Arrows -Denso Airybees (promoted from Challenge League 1) -Ageo Medics (promoted from Challenge League 1) The regular season: Each team has 21 matches, beginning on October 21th, ending January 28th
  • 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 […]