Colombia's Under 20 women's team
attended an intensive training regime under
the guidance of coach Oscar Guevara at the
Centro de Alto Rendimiento in Colombia's
In October 2012, Colombia qualified for the
FIVB Women's Junior World Championship -
to be held in the Czech Republic in June 2013
by finishing third in the South American
Championship. It is the first time Colombia
has qualified for a World Championship.
Gary Sato coach of Japan Men’s
Nicole Fawcett sets record
The CEV and NORCECA World
Championship qualifier schedules are out.
Forty-five CEV national federations
registered to participate in the first round
of qualifying matches for the 2014 World
Championships in Poland and Italy. There
are eight and nine vacancies for men and
women, respectively, assigned to the CEV.
Forty NORCECA federations qualified for
the 12 tournament second round. The top
two women’s teams of each tournament and
the best third place will advance to the third
and final round of competitions. The top
two men’s sides will earn tickets to the four
tournaments next year. Six women’s and five
men’s sides will qualify to Italy and Poland
The Japan Volleyball Association appointed
Gary Sato to lead their men's national team.
Sato was an assistant coach with the US
men’s national team from 1984 to 1988,
in 1992, and then from 2009 to 2012. This
is the first time that the country's men's or
women's national volleyball team has a head
coach not born in Japan.
USA's Nicole Fawcett – a World Grand
Prix and Women's Junior and Youth World
Championship player – set the a world record
for the highest individual points scored
in a single match. Playing for the Korea
Expressway club, Fawcett scored 55 points
taking her team to a five-set victory over
Industrial Bank of Korea
World Championship qualifier schedules
Supported by the Colombian Volleyball
Federation, the group of 13 players were
provided access to top-level fitness and
technical facilities and played a number of
warm-up games against other national teams
in preparation for the global tournament.
The first test for the squad will be the
Under-20 pan American Cup, which will take
place in Cuba from March 16 to 24.
Colombia women train for Junior
Cuba's men's team celebrate their pass to the gold medal match in Rome in 2010
The latest issue of
Vladimir Alenko, former coach of Russia’s
men’s national volleyball team while
reviewing the 2012 World League, World
Grand Prix, World Tour and Continental Cup
and looking ahead to the 2013 volleyball and
beach volleyball seasons.
views on the
thoughts on the new coach
of the US women’s national