You are not logged in.

world volleyball coaches show 2018 header

Dear visitor, welcome to Inside VolleyCountry. If this is your first visit here, please read the Help. It explains in detail how this page works. To use all features of this page, you should consider registering. Please use the registration form, to register here or read more information about the registration process. If you are already registered, please login here.

1,261

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 11:27pm


The biggest surprise to me is that Mirković (at least at this point) seems to have a more fluid connection with her hitters than Antonijević.
I`m not surprised. I watched Chemik a lot this season..Mirkovic had a shaky start but she picked it up mid way through the season and became the starter and in the playoffs she already had a great connection with Veljekovic and she was even their best score a few times scoring more than Smarze.
Mirkovic still give some bad sets but she`s only 22 and has not played a lot...she will get better... but what I like about her is that she`s not afraid in creating plays, she even forces some balls with the middles ( something that Maja never did) and this is great because soon enough the connection will be there.

But I guess Zivkovic will be back?? and bye bye to Mirkovic?? ;(

1,262

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 11:45pm

Agreed! It's honestly shocking to me how people still underestimate Thailand. They are not just any team that can fall prey easily to European teams.

Thailand's time is coming. The kids are coming up and doing okay. Nootsara and Pleumjit are in their mid-30s :cheesy:
I hope they can last until Thailand qualifies for their first Olympics in 2020. They deserve it and I think they will make it. They are more fun to watch offensively these days than Japan, and they are about the same defensively--which says more about Japan than it does Thailand.

inc0gnito

Intermediate

Posts: 573

Favourite Team: Russian NT, Serbia NT

Favourite Players: W: Nataliya Goncharova, Irina Fetisova, Tatiana Kosheleva, Evgeniya Startseva, Stefana Veljkovic, Maja Ognejovic, Saori Kimura, Thaisa Menesez M: Maxim Mikhaylov

  • Send private message

1,263

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 11:56pm

If Rasic is currently the best blocking MB, and Foluke currently the best attacking MB, was pre-injury Thaisa considered the best overall MB? Honorable mentions: Poljak, Eda, Furst and Fabiana if we count from London OG onwards..

1,264

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 12:05am

i saw parts of BRA x SRB and THA x SRB. i thought mirkovic played well considering everything... blagojevic, busa and milenkovic all showed great promise, also MB popovic.

funny how 2 disputed calls with video review were handled by coaches of SRB and THA. first, there was a block touch called against SRB (i guess the video technician -- don't know his exact title -- makes the determination of fault or not?) and the video review didn't show it clearly but the ruling of the video tech was upheld by the referee, and terzic wouldn't stop complaining and badgering the referees. later, a floor touch was called against THA and again the video review wasn't 100% clear but the THA coach just let it go and didn't argue.

the thing is, in the block touch case, even though it wasn't clear, boskovic did not protest vehemently that she did not touch the ball...

inc0gnito

Intermediate

Posts: 573

Favourite Team: Russian NT, Serbia NT

Favourite Players: W: Nataliya Goncharova, Irina Fetisova, Tatiana Kosheleva, Evgeniya Startseva, Stefana Veljkovic, Maja Ognejovic, Saori Kimura, Thaisa Menesez M: Maxim Mikhaylov

  • Send private message

1,265

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 12:09am

Speaking of Russia in this tournament, Voronkova is playing really well she just needs to learn how to pass the block and not hit with power all the time. She will be Russia's other main weapon come WCH. Malykh it seems has learned to attack more efficiently in Position 4, and Parubets has improved her attacking as well but these two I think is still a question mark once they play against the big teams. Fetisova is still Russia's best blocking MB, and Efimova needs to improve her blocking but she is the most efficient in the slide. Romanova seems to have lost weight and it shows she is more quick in her setting but she needs to have a connection with her MBs more especially if the pass is usable. Talisheva is nothing special, but if Malova does not return I hope Kryuchkova gets invited back to WCH.

1,266

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 12:20am

I like when a player comes clean ...and I see Tandara doing that a lot...whenever she touches the ball during a block she goes a ahead and raises her hand...so there`s no need to waste time with the challenge.

I think it was the game against Brazil that Mina Popovic had a HUGE touch ....but then they asked for a challenge...that was so stupid...she should just come clean and let her coach that she touched the ball....

  • "bumpsetspike" is male

Posts: 82

Favourite Players: Zhu Ting, Paola Egonu, Tandara Caixeta, Ivan Zaytsev, Earvin N'Gapeth, Matt Anderson, Bruno Rezende

Location: United States

  • Send private message

1,267

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 12:29am

Speaking of Russia in this tournament, Voronkova is playing really well she just needs to learn how to pass the block and not hit with power all the time. She will be Russia's other main weapon come WCH. Malykh it seems has learned to attack more efficiently in Position 4, and Parubets has improved her attacking as well but these two I think is still a question mark once they play against the big teams. Fetisova is still Russia's best blocking MB, and Efimova needs to improve her blocking but she is the most efficient in the slide. Romanova seems to have lost weight and it shows she is more quick in her setting but she needs to have a connection with her MBs more especially if the pass is usable. Talisheva is nothing special, but if Malova does not return I hope Kryuchkova gets invited back to WCH.


Voronkova looked really good, but I agree she needs to learn to not rely on power hits alone and change it up from time to time. Her strong spikes against a solid block will just come back at her even harder making it difficult to pick up. The Russian setter, Romanova was fast to react and set the balls well to her outside hitters and opposites. Malykh shows great promise, but will be hard to determine how well she maintains her skills if she will be the second opposite behind Goncharova.

1,268

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 12:33am

Poor Robinson. Kiraly is destroying her volleyball professional career. From winning the best outside spiker award to wearing a libero jersey for two consecutive weeks.

1,269

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 12:35am

who was the tall OH that kiraly used as libero last year? wilhite?


guidetti only speaks in english to the girls, do they all know english well enough to understand him?

  • "Meatballs" is male

Posts: 2,304

Favourite Team: Galatasaray, Turkish NT Women

Favourite Players: Kim Yeon-koung, Milena Rasic, Isabelle Haak

Location: Sweden

Occupation: Setter

  • Send private message

1,270

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 12:37am

who was the tall OH that kiraly used as libero last year? wilhite?


guidetti only speaks in english to the girls, do they all know english well enough to understand him?
Must be Megan Courtney.

I think most Turkish girls do speak English well.

saishuu

Master

  • "saishuu" is male

Posts: 2,367

Favourite Team: BRA (M/F); Trentino, Minas Tênis Clube

Location: Ceará, Brazil

  • Send private message

1,271

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 12:37am

who was the tall OH that kiraly used as libero last year? wilhite?


guidetti only speaks in english to the girls, do they all know english well enough to understand him?

Yeah. There was also Megan Courtney, but if I remember correctly, he also moved her to the libero position.
ETA: I misread your post, sorry. Yeah, it was Megan. Wilhite never played libero (yet...)
Gold - European Championship 2013 (M) Prediction Game
Bronze - World Championship 2014 (W) Prediction Game

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "saishuu" (May 23rd 2018, 12:43am)


1,272

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 12:55am

I`m watching the replay of Serbia vs Thai again and I realized that now they can challenge "floor touch" ...Mirkovic tipped a ball and ref gave Serbia the point, but Thai coach asked for challenge and it show that the ball touched the floor... and the same happened earlier with Bra vs Tur when Tandara attacked and the ball hit the floor, but the ref. did not call and they kept playing and Turkey won the point, but Ze Roberto went back and asked for the challenge and it showed the ball hit the floor.

Unless I`m really out of the loop but I don`t remember "floor touch" as part of the Hawk Eye system before.

1,273

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 1:10am

you should be right..i also remember like that : a video-check couldnt have been asked for when the subject was "floor touch"
meso mi ra se beno...

1,274

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 1:27am

This subject came up earlier in this thread, and I’m not sure but I think maybe somebody posted to an official announcement about it. To the best of my knowledge, which is not a lot to go on, floor touch challenge debuted with the VNL.

1,275

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 1:54am

this saxe blue(?) shirt of Italy is nice except that yellow ad on it..dark grey of Turkey too.
meso mi ra se beno...

1,276

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 1:59am

sitenoise@
that athletic OH from Toyota : Takahashi has played so far or in the roster of Japan ?

btw..im watching Russia-Italy...Russian MB Efimova has a distinct swing ..i couldnt know how to define it : like tearing a piece of ice to pieces through a punch in one go :D
meso mi ra se beno...

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "Canter" (May 23rd 2018, 2:10am)


1,277

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 2:16am

I think the biggest asset about Brazil is that they have the best team play I have seen so far on the tournament. Almost every single match, every single attacker come to play and scored double digits. Their opponent have no clue where the ball might go. They don't have the Zhu Ting or the Boskovic (well, Tandara is their main weapon but not to that extent). And I think much of it has to do with Roberta's brilliance.

I've read here that some people think Roberta doesn't play with the middles a lot. But I think maybe that is her style, or maybe she reads the game like that. I really wish her the best of health so she can play more tournaments and improve her skills.

Macris is a good back up, but I am missing Naiane. In 2015-2016 she was that next big thing. But Dani Lins is coming back, so these two will be at the disposals.

And shout out to Thailand for NEVER FAILED to deliver interesting matches. Now that Nootsara is back, the trademark combination play and MBs surprise attacks is back.

1,278

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 2:21am

sitenoise@
that athletic OH from Toyota : Takahashi has played so far or in the roster of Japan ?

She played a couple sets against Brazil and scored a few points but got cut from the roster this week.

1,279

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 2:27am

sitenoise@
that athletic OH from Toyota : Takahashi has played so far or in the roster of Japan ?

She played a couple sets against Brazil and scored a few points but got cut from the roster this week.

what about your fav. players from Japanese league..are you happy with their perf. so far ?
meso mi ra se beno...

1,280

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018, 2:44am

yes, the ball touching the floor video review is new this time. but i don't think it's the hawk eye technology, that's only for ball in/out. the floor touch/pancake is a visual video replay, it seems.

btw who's that bearded hipster dude that does some of the video review? he's .... yummy.