Short characterization SERBIA

 

PLAYERS

STARTING SIX - SUBSTITUTES

RANKING

2000 - 2008

1

KOVACEVIC, Nikola

m_serbia

OG 2000

1

4

JANIC, Bojan

5

PETKOVIC, Vlado

WCH 2002

4

6

TERZIC, Milos

7

SATNKOVIC, Dragan

WC 2003

3

8

SAMARDZIC, Marko (L)

9

GRBIC, Nikola

OG 2004

5

10

NIKIC, Milos

12

RASIC, Milan

WCH 2006

4

14

MILJKOVIC, Ivan

15

STAROVIC, Sasa

WC 2007

-

17

PETROVIC, Borislav

18

PODRASCANIN, Marko

OG 2008

8

19

ROSIC, Nikola (L)

 

General remarks about the team and about the playing-style

 

Serve

 

Serve reception

 

Set/Attack - Complex I and Complex II

·         Mostly jumping setting techniques: with takeoff and landing with both feet, sometimes running and take off by one foot. Easy adapting to the reception.

·         Shoulders square angle to the net. Sometimes lateral set.

 

Block and Defense

·         Trying to execute as much 3 blocks as possible.

·         Middle blockers much tension on legs when opponent setter has ball.

·         Very quick and agile middle blockers, securing tipballs at their own postion as well. (2nd phase block action).

·         Blocking on the ball, hands outside shoulders. With very stable trunk.

·         Different step combinations and blocking positions adapted to the play situation.

·         Individual blocking using 1 hand technique to increase range.

·         Both middle blockers (7 Stancovic and 18 Podrascanin) in top 10 ranking.

·         Good communication/coordination between block and diggers.

·         Diggers make backward hop just before attacker hits the ball.