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Junior development: Canada & Brazil

Posted by devo on September 23, 2009

Junior development has always been an interesting discussion point here at devo’s. Correspondent Simon has sent in these two contributions.

When Volleyball Canada developed its new Long Term Athlete Development model, one of the priorities it wanted to address was the individual technical and tactical development of its young athletes. Too-early specialization was identified as one of the main shortcomings within the old development model and one way to counteract this problem was to disallow the use of the libero in the youngest age categories (14U, 15U, and just recently, 16U boys) … To complement this rule adjustment, Volleyball Canada … also decided to allow teams in the same age categories to use 12 substitutions, to provide coaches with more freedom in utilizing non-starters during competition. This also enables more athletes to “see the court”, as long as this rule is LIMITED to the in-and-out format. Read the full article: 12 sub rule Article JB June 08

Brazil RulesAnd this from Brazil: click to enlarge

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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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Libero rule – still fine tuning

Posted by devo on June 24, 2009

LogoFivbThe FIVB will test a new libero system during the World Grand Champions Cup to be held in November in Japan. The FIVB says that the rule that is currently in place is not the best solution for Volleyball, but that there was not enough time to correct the wording of it before it was released. Another meeting will be called next February to prepare a revised text for the Rules of the Game, taking into consideration all the input from the experience using the system 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 plan is to allow teams to name up to 20 players on their O2 lists (preliminary rosters), with the number being cut to up to 14 players on the O2bis (the roster signed during the preliminary enquiry a day before the event). Each coach can chose to register only 12 players allowed to play each match (including two liberos, one libero or no libero at all), with 2 players sitting in the stands. more@FIVB

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ouch!

Posted by devo on December 20, 2008

Sorry Phill – here’s a video of a libero getting it in the face:

http://video.volleyball.com/default.aspx?v=T04MgH4NGMY

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7 players on the court?

Posted by devo on August 18, 2008

UPDATE: originally posted 17/08/08

One of the beauties of volleyball is that the rules are not sacrosanct. The FIVB looks at the rules (usually every Olympic year) and is prepared to make changes. This has traditionally been to balance offensive and defensive advancements. In more recent times, to enhance the appeal of the game to television.

On his blog Andrea Zorzi canvases the case for 7 players on the court. The libero becomes a player, rather than a replacement. This would bolster the defense, and prolong rallies. What do you think?

Thanks to correspondent Russ you can look at the USA women’s team at the Sydney Olympics playing with 7 on the court. And they weren’t picked up!

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31st FIVB World Congress in Dubai

Posted by devo on June 18, 2008

Some of the decisions from the 31st FIVB World Congress in Dubai

  • Dr. Rubén Acosta after 24 years as President of the FIVB expressed his trust in the future of the sport under incoming President Jizhong Wei.
  • Unanimous approval of having up to 14 players in each team, with a compulsory two libero players on the list,  will not allow both liberos on-court at the same time.
  • Agreed to empower the FIVB Board to decide the immediate use of a lower-pressure ball in order to increase the length of rallies and for the MVA200 to be the official game ball during the Beijing Olympic Games.
  • Proposal that an Olympic qualification event similar to that in Volleyball be added to the FIVB Beach Volleyball Olympic qualification process from 2012 for all teams who have completed participation in eight World Tour tournaments without qualifying for the Olympic Games. The event will qualify three teams per gender and remain under exclusive FIVB television and marketing control.
  • From the 2010-11 season, Clubs will be free to engage as many players as they want from other National Federations, but when they come to play the number of ITC players on court at any one time is preferably set at two. Notwithstanding, a National Federation may authorize one extra ITC player on court per team.

More @ fivb

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31st FIVB World Congress in Dubai

Posted by devo on June 16, 2008

On the eve of the World Congress, the FIVB Executive discussed and unanimously approved to submit to the FIVB General Assembly a major change in Volleyball rules of having up to 14 players in each team, with a compulsory two libero players on the list. The Congress will discuss the proposal and make the final decision.

The other big issue to be discussed over the next 2 days is the limitations of international players in national leagues. Let Them Play

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Libero holds the key

Posted by devo on December 19, 2007

This article gives a little insight into the American college scholarship system – weird, and also gives those shorter (in height but not in effort) guys on the court the credit they are due.

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Spiderman to libero in Italy!

Posted by devo on September 27, 2007

Correspondent Mark Lebedew spotted this one. All you liberos out there take note. In Italy (and in most leagues) the libero has not only a different shirt, but in some cases also completely different sponsors.  Clubs specifically sell the libero’s shirt to sponsors.  One of the top Italian clubs has just signed Marvel comics as their libero sponsor!

And they are going to alternate the strip. First off is Spiderman. I know what I’ll be buying Phill for Christmas now! Check out a picture and the rest of the story here.

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