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