Global evaluation of the quality of the matches
- The percentage of the different
results of the matches does not always represent the real difference in
the level of performance between the teams. Peak performance in one
special match decides more than once match results.
- The results of the teams of the
different FIVB-zones (Europe, Norceca, Asia, South America) show that the
teams of South America perform well. The results of the European teams are
in general decreasing.
- There is no participation of
traditional Asian top teams (Japan, South Korea).† Other teams of this
FIVB-zone (India and Iran) show good development and progression in
- The use of the new volleyball
rules (net fault rule, the penetration under the net, replacement of
players) shows a positive impact on technical applications and the
attractiveness of the matches.
- The number of spectators was
varying between 100 till 3000. Especially during the matches of India there was an attractive and emotional atmosphere.
- In general during the 2009 Menís
Junior World Championship the matches have good quality and have been very
attractive for the spectators.
Techniques and tactics
- The here signalized trends are
mainly based on an experiment of technical analysis during the 2009 Menís
JWC by two of the FIVB technical evaluators. The name of the analysis
instrument is Utilius.
analysis underlines the trend of (team-) characteristics, quality and
improvement in all elements of the individual technical-tactical action repertoire
and performance of the team.
aspects of this trend are:
- Optimum development of functional
profiles, especially the function of the setter and blocker;
- Precision, efficiency and
variety, especially in serving.
- Speed of execution, versatility
and variety of technical performance in defense.
- In reception the 3-player
formation against variations of the jump serve is mostly used. Some teams
vary their formations.
- Quick and precise sets from
nearly all the positions in the court.
- Quick approach and take-off in
attack; many power shots from pos. 4 against 1-block in diagonal.
- Performance in Complex 1 and 2
are mainly determined by effective set-distribution, with high percentage
attack from pos. 4 and varied by 1st tempo in the middle of the net, quick
attacks behind the setter and precise timing between net and backcourt attack.
- High level of the
technical-tactical individual and team performance of attack and blocking.
- The best ranked juniorís teams
show a good level of performance in Complex 2. There is however much (tactical)
potential for improvement in the deve-lopment of the whole action chain in
- Like the trend in the senior
teams the progressive increase of body height is vanishing. Coaches choose
for well performed players, with a universal training background and a
broad variety of technical options.
- Performance relies on synergy of
features of power volleyball, based on athletics, and the application of
techniques and tactics on a for Juniorís really high level.†
Professionalism and development of the teams
- In the long term planning the
teams make use of different kinds of development programmes. The players
of Belgium for instance have an intern development programme in one club.
There is also a cohesive planning with the programmes of the other
national teams (youth, seniors and under 23).
- Some interesting changes are
going on in the performance of the menís junior teams in relation to their
national teams. The question is what the impact will be of the results in
2009 of menís junior teams (for instance Russia, USA) for the future results of these national teams. A few junior teams, for instance Belgium, India and Iran, show good performance.
- More players of the teams promise
potential for near future.
It gives perspectives for the results of their national menís teams.
- The delegation of the teams
consists mostly of: coach, assistant-coach, doctor, physical trainer and
team manager. Measure of collaborative leader-ship of head coach and/or
manager has effect on the cooperation, motivation and results of the team.
- All the participating twelve
teams had a coach and an assistant-coach from their own country.
- Nearly all the teams have scouts,
using statistics and video analysis. Appli-cation of these instruments
gives a high level in strategic-tactical performance of the most teams.
out of:††††††† Koos Klein, Abe Meininger††††† †FIVB Technical evaluators
redaction:†††† Dr. Berthold FrŲhner††††††††††††††† FIVB external consultant