Posts by Nastja

    Here is the link to the FIVB Rules, which are valid from 2005 - 2008
    Its really interesting to read them, so enjoy it

    [url=]click here[/u]

    Use this topic to discuss rule changes or the rules itself. If you have questions, feel free to ask them.

    Foppapedretti BERGAMO
    Mladost ZAGREB
    Spar TENERIFE Marichal
    Winiary KALISZ

    29.11.2006 Spar TENERIFE Marichal vs Foppapedretti BERGAMO 2:3 (25:20 22:25 33:31 17:25 6:15)
    30.11.2006 Winiary KALISZ vs Mladost ZAGREB 3:0 (25:14 25:14 25:12)
    05.12.2006 Foppapedretti BERGAMO vs Winiary KALISZ 3:0 (25:20 29:27 27:25)
    07.12.2006 Mladost ZAGREB vs Spar TENERIFE Marichal 0 : 3 (16:25 11:25 11:25)

    1 Foppapedretti BERGAMO 2 2 0 4
    2 Winiary KALISZ 2 1 1 3
    3 Spar TENERIFE Marichal 1 0 1 1
    4 Mladost ZAGREB 1 0 1 1
    (match between Zagreb and Tenerife not included yet)

    Next Matches

    13.12.2006 Spar TENERIFE Marichal vs Winiary KALISZ
    13.12.2006 Foppapedretti BERGAMO vs Mladost ZAGREB
    19.12.2006 Mladost ZAGREB vs Foppapedretti BERGAMO
    21.12.2006 Winiary KALISZ vs Spar TENERIFE Marichal
    11.01.2007 Winiary KALISZ vs Foppapedretti BERGAMO
    10.01.2007 Spar TENERIFE Marichal vs Mladost ZAGREB
    16.01.2007 Mladost ZAGREB vs Winiary KALISZ
    16.01.2007 Foppapedretti BERGAMO vs Spar TENERIFE Marichal

    Azerrail BAKU
    Eczacibasi ISTANBUL
    Scavolini PESARO

    29.11.2006 Eczacibasi ISTANBUL vs SVS Post SCHWECHAT 3:1 (23:25 25:16 25:22 25:14)
    28.11.2006 Azerrail BAKU vs Scavolini PESARO 1:3 (24:26 26:24 21:25 22:25)
    06.12.2006 Scavolini PESARO vs Eczacibasi ISTANBUL 3:1 (25:21 25:14 17:25 25:22)
    05.12.2006 SVS Post SCHWECHAT vs Azerrail BAKU 1:3 (22:25 27:25 15:25 21:25)

    1 Scavolini PESARO 2 2 0 4
    2 Eczacibasi ISTANBUL 2 1 1 3
    3 Azerrail BAKU 2 1 1 3
    4 SVS Post SCHWECHAT 2 0 2 2

    Next Matches

    13.12.2006 Eczacibasi ISTANBUL vs Azerrail BAKU
    13.12.2006 SVS Post SCHWECHAT vs Scavolini PESARO
    20.12.2006 Scavolini PESARO vs SVS Post SCHWECHAT
    19.12.2006 Azerrail BAKU vs Eczacibasi ISTANBUL
    11.01.2007 Azerrail BAKU vs SVS Post SCHWECHAT
    10.01.2007 Eczacibasi ISTANBUL vs Scavolini PESARO
    16.01.2007 Scavolini PESARO vs Azerrail BAKU
    16.01.2007 SVS Post SCHWECHAT vs Eczacibasi ISTANBUL

    Hotel Cantur LAS PALMAS
    Vini Monteschiavo JESI
    Voléro ZÜRICH


    Vini Monteschiavo JESI vs Voléro ZÜRICH 2:3 (19:25 25:20 16:25 25:21 12:15)
    DELA Martinus AMSTELVEEN vs Hotel Cantur LAS PALMAS 3:1 (25:19 25:22 20:25 25:16)
    Hotel Cantur LAS PALMAS vs Vini Monteschiavo JESI 2:3 (19:25 25:21 18:25 25:23 10:15)
    Voléro ZÜRICH vs DELA Martinus AMSTELVEEN 3:0 (25:19 25:18 25:16)

    Voléro ZÜRICH 2 2 0 4
    DELA Martinus AMSTELVEEN 2 1 1 3
    Vini Monteschiavo JESI 1 0 1 1 2
    Hotel Cantur LAS PALMAS 1 0 1 1
    (match of Jesi - Las Palmas not included yet)

    Next Matches
    13.12.2006 Vini Monteschiavo JESI vs DELA Martinus AMSTELVEEN
    13.12.2006 Voléro ZÜRICH vs Hotel Cantur LAS PALMAS
    20.12.2006 Hotel Cantur LAS PALMAS vs Voléro ZÜRICH
    20.12.2006 DELA Martinus AMSTELVEEN vs Vini Monteschiavo JESI
    10.01.2007 DELA Martinus AMSTELVEEN vs Voléro ZÜRICH
    10.01.2007 Vini Monteschiavo JESI vs Hotel Cantur LAS PALMAS
    16.01.2007 Hotel Cantur LAS PALMAS vs DELA Martinus AMSTELVEEN
    16.01.2007 Voléro ZÜRICH vs Vini Monteschiavo JESI

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    How to Block

    A successful block is when the ball rebounds of the hands of the blocker and directly back into the opponent's court or deflects of the hands in such a way that the blocker's team may play the ball. Blocking comes in two forms, single and multiple. A single block, where one person blocks the spike, is often not effective enough to stop a good spiker. The idea is to take away as much as the court possible from the spiker, leaving less of the court the blocker's team has to cover.
    Difficulty: Easy
    Time Required: It's up to you.
    Here's How:

    1. Set up - The most important factor is where you set up your block. Usually you want to be no more than one foot of the net and of course facing the opponent's. Keep you hands up at shoulder level and palms facing forward. Once the ball is set keep your eyes on the attacker. Position yourself on the attackers hitting arm, aligning half a body length to the side of the hitter's hitting arm.
    2. Opponent Jumps First - Wait for the Attacker to Jump - Timing is key and you want to time your jump so that you jump immediately after the attacker jumps.
    3. Reach - Reach your hands over the top of the net penetrating into the opponent's side of the net and positioned on both side of the attacker's hitting arm.
    4. Angle Your Hands - You want to angle your hands slightly so that the ball will rebound off your hands and toward the middle of the opponent's court.
    5. Recover - Whether or not you make contact with the ball, bring your hands back and land on two feet, bending your knees to cushion the landing.
    6. Prepare - Immediately turn away from the net and look for the ball.


    1. Usually, time dictates whether your team will employ a double or single block. However, if time allows you should always put up a double block.
    2. Another advantage to blocking is that by blocking the ball immediately back to the opponent's court this forces them to put up another attack. The longer that a team has the ball the more likely it is that they will make an unforced error.
    3. Normally net contact errors are made on blocking because the blocker penetrates too much, resulting in hitting the net on the way up, or fails to withdraw his hands on the way down.
    4. Inexperienced blockers will also set up too far from the net and actually jump forward to block the ball subsequently jumping into the net.
    5. If you find that when blocking the ball the ball contacts your hands falls between you and the net, then you need to square your shoulders to the net more.

    What You Need:

    * Three friends
    * A net
    * A volleyball

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    Three Basic Types of Spikes; Approach is Always the Same
    An effective team has several different methods of attacks in their arsenal. The three basic attacks are the dink, the off-speed spike, and the hard-driven spike.

    * The dink is an effective tool when your opponents have learned the timing of your attack. A well placed dink behind the opponent's front line will often demoralize the opponent and let your team gain the momentum.
    * The off-speed spike is like a dink but delivered deeper into the opponent's court.
    * The hard-driven spike is hitting hard with the idea of getting the ball to the ground as fast as you can.

    Whether you dink, off-speed spike or slam down a hard driven spike the approach to the ball should always look the same.

    Wait for the spike with your weight shifted forward and ready to move. Be careful not to start off to early and keep an eye on the setter until the ball is set.

    After the set maintain eye contact on the ball and start your approach when the ball is half the distance from yourself and the setter.

    Start your approach when the ball is at the top of the flight arc.

    Plant, Swing, Transfer and JUMP!

    The arm swing will transfer your weight forward and up, producing a higher jump.

    As you approach you last two steps should step to jump with both of your arms swinging back to at least waist height. Plant your heels to stop your forward movement and swing your arms forward and up transferring your weight to the balls of your feet and jump.

    How to Dink the Volleyball

    When your approach is the same each time, deciding to dink or slam is a last-minute decision.

    At this point you can decide how you will hit the ball. If you want to dink the ball, contact the ball when your arm is fully extended and in front of your hitting shoulder. Contact the ball on the lower back half of the ball with your fingers. Make sure you keep your eyes on the ball even after you contact the ball. Follow through with your hand in the direction of the dink careful not to make contact with the net.

    How to Spike Hard or Soft

    Both the off-speed and hard-driven spikes differ in that you make contact the ball on the center back of the ball with the heel of your open hand. As you make contact with the ball roll your fingers over the top of the ball snapping your wrist. To make a off-speed spike, you contact will be a little higher on the ball and you need to control how hard you are hitting it and make sure to snap that wrist. You can choose to hit down or up and over a blocker. To make a hard-driven spike merely increase the intensity of your swing paying particular attention to increasing the force of your wrist snap and hitting up and over the ball.

    The biggest difference between big spike and a soft spike is how hard you hit it. The harder you hit it, the lower on the ball you want to be and always snap that wrist.

    Some Common Mistakes when Spiking
    Players will often make two major errors when attempting to attack the ball.

    1. Starting the Approach Early - Anticipation drives the hitter to approach too soon and contact the ball behind the hitting shoulder. You know you are leaving to early when you have to stop your motion and wait for the ball. Usually you will end up well under the ball's flight path. Hitting the ball behind your shoulder almost always results in the ball traveling behind the back line and out-of-bounds.
    2. Not getting to the Ball - If you find that your shots are doing the opposite and traveling into the net then you are hitting the ball too far in front of your hitting shoulder. You are probably jumping too soon in your approach or you are not getting to the right spot in time for the ball to arrive.

    The key is always wait for that ball to be at that highest point in it's flight path before starting your approach.

    Like the serve, approaching the attack the same way every time will leave your opponents guessing your next shot.


    Volleyball History

    The game of volleyball, originally called "mintonette", was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan, after the invention of basketball by only 4 years. Morgan, a graduate of the Springfield College of the YMCA, designed the game to be a combination of basketball, baseball, tennis and handball.

    The first volleyball net, borrowed from tennis, was only 6'6" high (though you need to remember that the average American was shorter in the 19th century).

    The offensive style of setting and spiking was first demonstrated in the Philippines in 1916. Over the years that followed, it became clear that standard rules were needed for tournament play, and thus the USVBA (United States Volleyball Association) was formed in 1928.

    Two years later, the first 2-man beach volleyball game was played, though the professional side of the sport did not emerge until much later. Not surprisingly, the first beach volleyball association appeared in California (1965), and the professional players united under the auspices of the AVP (American Volleyball Professionals) in 1983.

    During the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, American men and women took gold and silver medals in indoor volleyball competition. Four years later at the Olympics in Korea, the men once again scored gold. Starting in 1996, 2-man beach volleyball was officially introduced to the Olympics. Today, there are more than 800 million volleyball players worldwide, 46 million of them in the U.S.

    A timeline of significant volleyball events.

    In 1900, a special ball was designed for the sport.

    In 1916, in the Philippines, an offensive style of passing the ball in a high trajectory to be struck by another player (the set and spike) were introduced.

    In 1917, the game was changed from 21 to 15 points.

    In 1920, three hits per side and back row attack rules were instituted.

    In 1922, the first YMCA national championships were held in Brooklyn, NY. 27 teams from 11 states were represented.

    In 1928, it became clear that tournaments and rules were needed, the United States Volleyball Association (USVBA, now USA Volleyball) was formed. The first U.S. Open was staged, as the field was open to non-YMCA squads.

    In 1930, the first two-man beach game was played.

    In 1934, the approval and recognition of national volleyball referees.

    In 1937, at the AAU convention in Boston, action was taken to recognize the U.S. Volleyball Association as the official national governing body in the U.S.

    In 1947, the Federation Internationale De Volley-Ball (FIVB) was founded.

    In 1948, the first two-man beach tournament was held.

    In 1949, the initial World Championships were held in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

    In 1964, Volleyball was introduced to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

    In 1965, the California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) was formed.

    In 1974, the World Championships in Mexico were telecast in Japan.

    In 1975, the US National Women's team began a year-round training regime in Pasadena, Texas (moved to Colorado Springs in 1979, Coto de Caza and Fountain Valley, CA in 1980, and San Diego, CA in 1985).

    In 1977, the US National Men's team began a year-round training regime in Dayton, Ohio (moved to San Diego, CA in 1981).

    In 1983, the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) was formed.

    In 1984, the US won their first medals at the Olympics in Los Angeles. The Men won the Gold, and the Women the Silver.

    In 1986, the Women's Professional Volleyball Association (WPVA) was formed.

    In 1988, the US Men repeated the Gold in the Olympics in Korea.

    In 1990, the World League was created.

    In 1995, the sport of Volleyball was 100 years old!

    In 1996, 2-person beach volleyball will be an Olympic Sport.

    In 1997, Dain Blanton (with Canyon Ceman) becomes the first African-American professional beach volleyball player to win a tournament on the Miller Lite/AVP Tour.

    In 1999, For the first time beach volleyball was included in the Pan American Games which were held in Canada.

    In 2002: Beach volleyball court dimensions reduced to 8m x 8m per side.