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Volleyball ranking falls

Posted by devo on January 28, 2010

Brazil continues to dominate the FIVB World Rankings following the online publication of the latest version of the Volleyball rankings on Wednesday. more@ fivb ~ how the rankings are decided.

Aussie Men – down 8 postions since Nov 09, and 21 positions from our best position of 11, to position 32 ~ more

Aussie Women – down 1 position to 40 ~ more

Aussie Junior & Youth Men – down 2 positions to 32 ~ more

Aussie Junior & Youth Women – up 1 position to 41 ~ more

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Rules reviewed

Posted by devo on January 21, 2010

For the first time in the history of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), three commissions – Coaching, Refereeing and Rules – held a joint meeting at the FIVB headquarters on Tuesday.

Items discussed included team composition (12 or 14 players), review of the trial of Libero rule modifications, review of the latest rule changes (net touch, centre line penetration) and the trial of the Golden Formula during the FIVB Men’s World Club World Championships in Qatar.

The joint commission meeting findings will be proposed to the Executive Committee in April. more@fivb

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Refs’ resource

Posted by devo on December 8, 2009

The FIVB Multimedia Teaching Material for Referees 2009 is now available online on the FIVB website.

… an innovative tool for introducing the complete set of Indoor Volleyball rules and regulations to Indoor Volleyball referee instructors, referees and even players and fans. Everything from the rulebook, to refereeing guidelines, protocol and instructions are included while issues such as how to check a completed score sheet are also covered.

Click here to view the FIVB Multimedia Teaching Material for Referees 2009

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For the statistically minded

Posted by devo on December 5, 2009

Ross Sullivan has sent us this stats write up by Leo van Hal.  It presents performance data for the World GrandChampions Cup Competition for both women and men. The data compares top performance at world level and evaluates the ranking of the teams in the competition. wgcc2009

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Brazil still the best

Posted by devo on November 24, 2009

World champions Brazil have successfully defended their FIVB Men’s World Grand Champions Cup beating Japan in the final match on Monday. A full house gave Brazil the perfect reception after the world number one finished the tournament unbeaten with five wins from five with Cuba, four wins and one defeat, and Japan, three wins and two defeats, claiming silver and bronze medals respectively.more@fivb

Final Standings: 1) Brazil, 2) Cuba, 3) Japan, 4) Poland, 5) Iran, 6) Egypt

Awards: MVP – R. Simon (CUB), Best Scorer: K. Shimizu (JPN), Best Spiker: R. Simon (CUB), Best Blocker: R. Simon (CUB), Best Setter: Bruno (BRA), Best Libero: Sergio (BRA)

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Aussies in FIVB Beach awards

Posted by devo on November 22, 2009

After the disappointment of missing the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games due to a knee injury, Juliana Felisberta Silva of Brazil completed her successful return to the international Beach Volleyball scene by being honored as most outstanding women’s player on the 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Tour.

Also capturing 2009 individual awards were Louise Bawden of Australia …  Bawden … tied for the rookie-of-the-year honor on the 2009 SWATCH FIVB World Tour.

  • Most Improved Player

1, Marleen Van Iersel, Netherlands
2, Becchara Palmer, Australia

  • Rookie of the Year

1, Angie Akers, United States
1, Louise Bawden, Australia
Also receiving votes – Becchara Palmer, Australia

  • 2009 SWATCH Most Outstanding Player Awards

Becchara Palmer, Australia at Stare Jablonki

  • Best Setter

Also receiving votes –  Becchara Palmer, Australia

Read the full FIVB news release

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Japan to medal after 32 year wait?

Posted by devo on November 22, 2009

Hosts Japan put themselves within a whisper of a podium finish in an FIVB event for the first time since the 1977 World Cup after claiming their third victory from as many matches on day three of action at the FIVB Men’s World Grand Champions Cup 2009 in the Nippongaishi Hall on Saturday. Japan beat Iran in an outstanding evening match 3-2 (27-25, 18-25, 25-23, 20-25, 16-14) while defending champions Brazil also remain unbeaten after beating Poland 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-18) and Cuba overcame Egypt in a five set thriller 3-2 (25-17, 23-25, 25-14, 23-25, 15-7). more@fivb

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Men’s World Grand Champions Cup update

Posted by devo on November 20, 2009

World number one Brazil and hosts Japan are the only two teams to remain unbeaten after the second day of action at the FIVB Men’s World Grand Champions Cup 2009 on Thursday after Brazil beat Iran 3-1 (25-22, 25-18, 23-25, 25-19), Cuba came from behind to beat Poland 3-1 (22-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-22) and Japan were too strong for Egypt 3-1 (25-15, 22-25, 25-21, 25-17).

After 15 sets of amazing action on the opening day on Wednesday, Thursday served up three more spectacular games of four sets apiece with power, precision and finesse the name of the game …  day three of competition beginning Saturday.more

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Men’s World Grand Champions Cup begins

Posted by devo on November 18, 2009

The FIVB Men’s World Grand Champions Cup begins in Osaka today with world number one Brazil hot favourites to claim back-to-back titles and their third Grand Champions Cup in four editions. Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Japan and Poland are the other participating teams who stand in Brazil’s way.

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Golden Formula update

Posted by devo on November 18, 2009

Hussein Imam Ali reports: As promised I have uploaded on the http://www.volleyballgoldenformula.com website the VGF videos.

1. Quick Attack: Most teams repeatedly performed spectacular back zone quick attacks – Download high-quality video

2. Out of Game: Three teams opted not to play back zone quick attacks ( please watch the receiving teams’ front quick attackers movements) – Download high-quality video

3. Quick Attack Combinations: Most teams repeatedly performed spectacular back attack combinations – Download high-quality video

see other devo posts: golden formula, new rule, club champs underway, club champs finals, poll

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Poll no to Golden Formula

Posted by devo on November 15, 2009

The readers of devo’s volleyball are in no doubt. The golden formula rule that was trialled at the recent Men’s Club World Champs should not become a regular rule of volleyball. Poll results ~ more ~ more

votes %
No 94 89%
I’m not sure yet 9 8%
Yes 3 3%

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Italy defeat Brazil

Posted by devo on November 14, 2009

LogoFivbIn the battle of the two unbeaten teams at the FIVB Women’s World Grand Champions Cup 2009, Italy disposed of an error-prone Brazil 25-21, 25-23, 25-21 more

The Italian victory … leaves them unbeaten at the top of the standings after four matches with Brazil in second with three wins and a defeat. World number one Brazil are expected to beat Thailand on Sunday so Italy…  must beat Japan in the final match to be assured of claiming the title for 2009. more

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Women’s World Grand Champions Cup update

Posted by devo on November 13, 2009

LogoFivbAfter three days in Tokyo, the FIVB Women’s World Grand Champions Cup 2009 moves onto Fukuoka on Friday with the last two days of competition on Saturday – featuring the top two sides Brazil and Italy against each other – and Sunday. more

Standings: 1) Brazil (3:0), Italy (3:0), Japan (2:1), Dom Republic (1:2), Thailand (0:3), Korea (0:3)

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Women’s World Grand Champions Cup

Posted by devo on November 10, 2009

Brazil will start as strong favourites to defend their 2005 title but five other contenders – Dominican Republic, Italy, Japan, Korea and Thailand – will all fancy their chances when the FIVB 2009 Women’s World Grand Champions Cup begins today in the impressive Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. more@fivb

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‘golden formula’

Posted by markleb on November 6, 2009

The World Club Championships is being right now in Qatar using the experimental ‘Golden Formula’ which demands that the first attack after reception must be from the backrow.  I haven’t seen any of the games but I have read the first review of the ‘new’ rules.  The review was written by well known international coach Roberto Serniotti on the site http://www.volleyball.it.  It is entitled ‘The Golden Formula? For me it is horrible’.  You can read the original here.  Here is a quick ‘translation’ of his main points.

  • The middle blockers are virtually completed excluded from the attack.  In one match Trento played one quick attack in five sets.
  • The load for the outside hitters and opposites will increase, not just in matches but also in training, leading to much greater risk of injury.
  • The variation in first attack is virtually non existent.  Most attacks are either forward or back.  The pipe is no longer a factor as it loses much of its context without the quick attack (most pipes in the tournament are facing a triple block).
  • There is no reason to pass the ball close to the net so the technical level of the game will diminish.
  • Tactics become much simpler as there is little possible variation.
  • The role of the setter will decrease.  The setting skills in using the first tempo in relationship to outside attacks to control the block will virtually disappear.
  • The rallies don’t get longer. The average rally is 6 seconds.
  • These are some of the consequences for high level men’s volleyball.  What will happen to junior volleyball or women’s volleyball?  Will we reach the stage where different levels of volleyball have different rules?

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FIVB refs dvd

Posted by devo on October 15, 2009

A new educational tool has been released by the FIVB: a new DVD titled Multimedia Teaching Material for Referees 2009.

The DVD is an innovative tool for introducing the complete set of Indoor Volleyball rules and regulations to Indoor Volleyball referee instructors, referees and even players and fans. Everything from the rulebook, to refereeing guidelines, protocol and instructions are included while issues such as how to check a completed score sheet are also covered. It joins a list of other FIVB educational tools available at: http://www.fivb.org/EN/Programmes/index.asp

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Volleyball and Beach in London

Posted by devo on October 9, 2009

The FIVB today applauded the International Olympic Committee’s decision to once again accept Volleyball and Beach Volleyball … as Olympic disciplines for another Olympic cycle. … will be part of the 26 sports represented at the 2012 Games in London. more@fivb

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Digital Revolution: “Let the children play”

Posted by devo on October 7, 2009

Okay, this is preaching to the converted, but it is good to have digital content discussed at the top level.

From The Age:

The Olympic movement needs to learn from the likes of YouTube or risk losing young viewers for life, IOC members were told Monday.

Communications guru Martin Sorrell advised global sports leaders to release their grip on exclusive broadcast rights and hand them over to a new generation of technology-savvy fans. “If they are going online, you go online,” Sorrell said in a keynote speech on digital media at the International Olympic Committee’s Congress. “You have to let them play — with your content, your assets — in their own way.”

Sorrell … said sports federations had to learn from how the entertainment industry engaged with viewers. He urged sports to let passionate fans buy access to archive footage …

And from the fivb:

“The FIVB invites all of its national federations to read and study the very important document titled ‘The Olympic Movement in Society’ and the FIVB Executive Committee will discuss the related recommendations during its up and coming meeting in November so that the FIVB is in unison with the IOC in making sure youth and athletes are a key priority.” … taking full advantage of new digital technology …

Digital Revolution: “Let the children play” ~ Olympic.org

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A new libero system to be tested at the World Grand Champions Cup

Posted by devo on September 11, 2009

The FIVB will test a new libero system during the World Grand Champions Cup to be held in November in Japan. Each team will have the option of having two liberos with no limits of substitutions among them, to allow coaches to have an alternate for each position.

The decision came after a meeting on the weekend … “It was a very useful meeting,” said André Meyer, “because the rule that is currently in place is not the best solution for Volleyball, but there was not enough time to correct the wording of it before it was released.” more@fivb

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The Golden Formula – a new rule?

Posted by devo on September 5, 2009

I stumbled across this little gem while following up some other links.

A new rule will be trialled during the FIVB Men’s Club World Volleyball Championship in Doha, November 2009, in order to “keep the ball flying” and add value to a rally for the spectator.

Designed by Hussein Iman Ali who  is a member of the World Volleyball Federation coaches’ body and a technical advisor to the Qatar Volleyball Association, the formula is likely to revolutionise the sport if test results are deemed successful.

The rules aim is to increase the length of rallies and so during the first service return, a smash from the first or second touch can still come from anywhere on the court, a spike off the third touch would now originate from behind the three metre line. Shots from behind the three-metre mark take an average 0.44 seconds to land (compared to 0.33 from in front); the same period that it takes on average for a player to prepare to return a spike. That is why the formula has been named the Golden Formula.

After the serving side returns this first attack, the teams are free to spike any following shots, including the ones off the third touch, from either side of the three metre line.

volleyball golden formula.com ~ the ref’s stand

So what do you think of the rule? Is it thumbs up or thumbs down?

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