Probably, in any sport there is no such nepotism as in volleyball. Husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, brothers and … brothers! Fathers and sons, mothers and daughters … This we are not talking about uncles and cousins, and this also happens, by the way. The specifics and requirements of the game bring together. There are families who have more than one Olympic gold and medals from world championships on a common shelf for cups and medals – couples or family dynasties from other sports can hardly boast of this. Their phenomenon is that they are not talented alone. Someone from the cradle is training hand in hand, someone has found a soul mate in the gym. Today we will talk about the most famous volleyball families and even entire dynasties. Continue reading
Vladimir G1ATKIN, senior coach of the USSR team. The tournament for the FIVB Cup in Seoul was held with a significant innovation: if after the usual four games it came to fifth, then a point was counted for each winning action, regardless of which team was serving. Our team had the chance to play the fifth game of only one race ”- in the final match against the national team of Peru. In less than eight minutes, our girls won. The result is pleasant. But I did not like the novelty itself. Why?
The fifth, decisive game, in the normal course of business, is also tense. And here the psychological load on the players was, I would say, artificially increased several times. Continue reading