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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...
Mr. Bombastic: Wilfredo Leon

Mr. Bombastic: Wilfredo Leon

He is the biggest volleyball talent in a sequence of generations full of unbelievable players. Leonel Marshall. Osmany Juantorena. Robertlandy Simon. Yoandy Leal. Just like them all he fled from the Cuban political regime in order to ensure future for himself. The...
Volleyball Explained: What happens in Rotation 5?

Volleyball Explained: What happens in Rotation 5?

After the previous articles which were devoted to the organization of the game in rotations 2, 3 and 4 where a team relies on only two attackers in front row, let’s make a step further and examine rotation 5 in which the life of the setter seems to be easier (at least...
New Nikola, New Hope for Serbia

New Nikola, New Hope for Serbia

19 yearsago Yugoslavia won the Olympic gold after smashing the Russian team 3:0 in the big final. They have been led by players like Goran Vujevic, Ivan Miljkovic, Vladimir Grbic and of course – his brother, the legendary Nikola Grbic, maybe the greatest playmaker in...