Dancing, when setting: Luciano de Cecco

Dancing, when setting: Luciano de Cecco

The tango originated as a dance in the 1880s along Rio de Plata, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay. A century later in an Argentinian city called Santa Fe, only 100 km away from Rio de Plata, a boy was born. His parents named him Luciano. If volleyball...
Maxim Mikhaylov: The Machine Gun

Maxim Mikhaylov: The Machine Gun

Born in March1988 in Kuzmolovsky, District of Leningrad, just several years before the dissolution of the Soviet Union, nowadays Maxim Mikhaylovich Mikhaylov is undoubtedly one of the best volleyball players worldwide. He started playing volleyball under the guidance...
7 Advices How To Play As A Team

7 Advices How To Play As A Team

Coaches often exhort their charges to ‘play together!’ or to ‘play as a team!’. The reasons for victory are often described as great ‘team play’ and losses are caused by ‘not playing together’. But what does that actually mean? Howdo you play together? How do you play...
Secrets of Volleyball Analysis

Secrets of Volleyball Analysis

Through the years the tactical, statistical and technical analysis became an immanent stage of the preparation for every single volleyball match. The computer software, programs like Data Volley, shaped as one of the most loyal coaches’ allies. Even a new profession...
Volleyball Stars in Asian Volleyball Leagues

Volleyball Stars in Asian Volleyball Leagues

Dante, Kaziyski, Savani, Kurek, Simon…those are not just names of best volleyball players in the World in certain periods, but also the names of players who got in touch with Asian volleyball. Asian volleyball leagues prove increasing quality over past seasons and...
4 Matches in Which Krzystof Ignaczak Stunned Crowds

4 Matches in Which Krzystof Ignaczak Stunned Crowds

39-year-old Polish Krzystof Ignaczak is a legend in the world of volleyball. He was part of the Polish national team from 1998-2014. He retired in May of 2016 when he was a member of Asseco Resovia Rzeszow, although it didn’t last long. He became a sport commentator...
Talents: Rodrigo Leao ‘Rodriguinho’

Talents: Rodrigo Leao ‘Rodriguinho’

The Brazilian club Sada Cruzeiro, currently the best volleyball team in the world, is a hatcher for success, attractive volleyball, world-class players, and incredibly talented youngsters. One among the latter is going to receive some special attention today. At the...
Talents: Luke Perry

Talents: Luke Perry

Luke Perry should not be a new name to Volleycountry readers. Berlin Recycling Volleys’ libero attracted our attention in 2014 already and now he makes it into our series as one of the best and most promising liberos in the world. True, only about three years...