FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

TEAM COMPOSITION


 RUS / Russia

 
Team manager CHERNYSHEV MIKHAIL
Coach SHLIAPNIKOV SERGEI
Assistant coach KARIKOV ALEXANDER
2nd assistant coach
Doctor FEDOROV ALEXANDER
Physiotherapist MAKARENKO SERGEY
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Alexander Safonov Safonov 17.06.1991 205 102 340 325 Lokomotiv-Belogorie
  2   Maksim Kulikov Kulikov 06.03.1992 205 80 335 325 Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
  C 3 Dmitry Kovalev Kovalev 15.03.1991 198 82 340 330 Prikamie
  5   Bogdan Glivenko Glivenko 26.01.1992 205 96 345 336 Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
  6 Ivan Demakov Demakov 06.01.1993 209 101 350 330 Akademiya-Zenit
  8   Ivan Komarov Komarov 28.07.1992 198 75 335 315 Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
  9 Oleg Krykun Krikun 20.04.1991 203 90 350 340 Tumen
  10   Leonid Shchadilov Shchadilov 14.08.1991 202 87 340 330 Gazprom-Ugra
  12 Pavel Taiurskii Taiurskii 22.07.1991 198 86 345 330 Enisei
  16   Igor Tisevich Tisevich 16.04.1991 197 86 340 330 Yaroslavich
  L 18 Aleksei Kabeshov Kabeshov 22.06.1991 190 83 319 314 Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
  19   Egor Logunov Logunov 01.10.1991 198 88 360 340 Yaroslavich
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The Russian team was formed in October 2006 when the first training camp was held, with players coming from different Russian regions. The team's first international tournament was the EEVZA Championship in 2007 in Tutayev, where the team finished first.

At the beginning of 2009, the team participated in the Qualification Tournament for the European Championship held in Yaroslavl. Six teams –Finland, Austria, Lithuania, Slovenia, Montenegro and Russia – took part in the competition and Russia once again reigned supreme.

At the 2009 European Championship in Netherlands, the team took the bronze medal and Igor Filippov was named Best Blocker. At the 2010 European Championship in Belorussia, the team took gold and they followed that up with the gold medal at the World Championship in Brazil.

 

 
Coach profile

Sergei Shliapnikov, 52, is head coach and president of the Yaroslavl club "Yaroslavich" (formerly " Neftyanik") and started playing volleyball at Yaroslavl sports school under Vadim V. Gurevich. In the mid-1980s, he was the main setter in the top league of the Soviet Championship for Avtomobilist.

In 1988, he founded the team Neftyanik (renamed Yaroslavich in 2007), and became its chief, coach and captain. In 1991, it became a professional club and has taken part in the Russian Championship since 1992. In 1997, Shliapnikov finished his playing career.

Under his leadership, the Russian junior national team won the World Championship (1999) and European Championship (1999, 2003). With the youth teams, Russia became world champions in 2011 and were silver medallists in 2001. In January 2012, he was appointed a curator of all the Russian men's national youth teams, handling the selection of coaching staff and players, and drafting and adoption of the calendar. In 2013, under his direction the Russia students team won at the Universiade in Kazan.