Author: Jiri Popelka

Russia

Jiri Popelka, Yaroslavl 2005 The biggest country on the world, the country with the best volleyball history and its great volleyball league by Jiri Popelka.     Competition How many teams play in the competition? How many go lower, how many come up?14 teams at 2 groups ( next year it will be one 12 members group probably ). 3 teams go lower, one comes upWhich system do you play? ( basic part, play-off, play-down )We play double matches ( Saturday, Sunday ) at home with the same rival, the same abroad, first 8 teams play in the play-off...

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Poland

Dusan Kubica, Kedzierzyn 2005 The best libero of Champions League 2003, 3 times winner of league with Mostostal-Azoty Kedzierzyn is presenting volleyball league in Poland.     Competition How many teams play in the competition? How many go lower, how many come up?10, 1 or 2Which system do you play? ( basic part, play-off, play-down )Home, abroad and play-off at 3 winning matchesWhen does the competition start, when does it finish? How many matches a week?10th October, finishes 3rd May, we play once a week.Matches on TV? What time do the matches start?Yes, at 1 pm. or 3 pm...

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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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