VNL 2019 starts!

VNL 2019 starts!

The second edition of Volleyball Nations League is going to start on Friday with a match between Italy and Iran. In the final last year Russia lead by the head coach Sergey Shlyapnikov won against the host France and lifted the VNL trophy for the very first time. This...
Volleyball Explained: What happens in Rotation 6?

Volleyball Explained: What happens in Rotation 6?

After having a unique trip along the volleyball rotations and explaining almost each one of them, only one has been left – rotation 6. What happens in Rotation 6 on a volleyball court? Taking into account the position of the setter in this specific rotation (he is in...
Volleyball Explained: What is “Moneyball”?

Volleyball Explained: What is “Moneyball”?

In his book “Moneyball”, published in 2003, Michael Lewis wrote: “For more than a decade, the people who run professional baseball have argued that the game was ceasing to be an athletic competition and becoming a financial one. The gap between rich and poor in...
Iron Man: Vladimir Alekno

Iron Man: Vladimir Alekno

Vladimir Alekno is unarguably the best Russian volleyball coach and one of the finest in the profession worldwide. The successes he reached as a coach of three clubs and the Russian national team are pretty much countless: champion of France with Tours (2003); 10...