The Men's National team started playing in official events at the South American Championship held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1951, where they finish fourth. The first participation of the Argentine Men's team at the World Championship, in Rio de Janeiro too, took place in 1960, when they finished 15th. Since then, Argentina has participated in eight World Championships and its best ranking was 3rd place in the Championship held in Buenos Aires in 1982.
Olympic Games appearances started in Los Angeles in 1984, when they finished sixth but then. In Seoul in 1988, Argentina won the bronze medal. They finished sixth at Atlanta 1996, fourth at Sydney 2000 and fifth at Athens 2004.
Argentina has qualified to play the second round in all Olympic Tournaments.
In the World League, Argentina started in 1996 and only in Mar del Plata, as host country in 1999, did they take place in the final matches with the six best teams of the world.
Argentina has played in eight editions of the Panamerican Games and three times claimed the bronze and one the gold in 1995 in the Games played in Mar del Plata.
In its short history in the modern times of Volleyball Argentina has organized two Menâ€™s World Championships, in 1982 and in 2002, and one World Boysâ€™ Youth Championship in 1993.
Volleyball was introduced in Argentina by the YMCA - Youth Christian Association in 1912. The Argentine Volleyball Federation was created in 1932.
Slowly the number of fans started growing as a result of its broadcasting. Nowadays, about 30,000 registered players enjoy Volleyball all over the country, but if you add the number of players at school level the number grows even higher.
Jon Uriarte returned to the Argentine National Team after a long time as player and as coach.
For 12 years he wore the Argentine Jersey himself, playing in four FIVB World Championships and two Olympic Games.
Uriarte was part of the group called "Generation 82" that won the bronze at the 1982 World Championship in Argentina and the 1988 Olympic Games held in Seoul.
He also won the Argentine League three times and nine championships in foreign leagues: seven in the A1 Italian League, one in France and one in The Netherlands.
His path as coach started in the Argentine city of Azul, coaching first Chacarita FC Azul (1991-93, twice Champion) and Azul Voley Club (1993-2001, champion in 1993-94 and 2000-01).
Afterwards he travelled to Australia to coach their Menâ€™s National Team from 2001-04, guiding the team to the Olympics in 2004 in Athens.
In 2005 he coached Telemig Minas de Brazil, winning one championship and claiming one second-place finish before returning to Argentina.
Under Uriarte, the Argentines produced their best performance in history in the 2006 World League with seven consecutive victories, won the silver medal at the 2007 South American Championship held in Chile, finished 13th at the 2006 World Championship in Japan and seventh at the 2007 FIVB World Cup.