STARTING SIX - SUBSTITUTES
Leon Venero Wilfredo
Camejo Durruti Osmel
Andrade Fernan Sandy (L)
Cepeda Abreu Rolando
Macias Infante Leandro (C)
Hernandez Ramo Fernando
Leon Gonzalez Juan A.
Leyva Martinez Leonardo
Danger Mulen Armando
La Rosa Marque Alberto
Mederos Arias Yanier
remarks about the team and about the playing-style
a lost first match against Argentina and a narrow escape against France (3-2 and 15-13 in fifth set) the team was able to improve its level of performance in the
course of the tournament.
- Performance of receiving and
digging in Complex 1 and 2 is average.
- Athletic good developed players.
- Most players have power in
jumping and spiking.
- Technical and individual tactical
adaptation in playing actions is sometimes moderate.
- Team strategy with commit
blocking in second match against Argentina was ingenious.
- Fluency of playing is sometimes
disturbed by technical imperfection.
- Good combination of universal
playing abilities and individual strength.
- Effective playing structures, but
attack is frequently easy to predict.
sometimes precision and tactical efficiency adapted to opponent.
- Most of the
players use the jump spin power serve,
others use (jumping) float serve.
- Rank 3 in teams
ranking. The players Rolando Cepeda Abreu and Fernando Hernan-dez Ramos
are both in top 4 of individual ranking.
- Major goal
seems: try to score direct
point or directly disturb opponents Complex 1 play.
is often secure, but sometimes instable.
- Cuba is
no. 8 in teams ranking of best receivers.
players in reception formation.
- Backline floats
and jump floats: Formation 3 (the field position of the fourth
player makes it possible to become incorporated into serve reception, but
in most cases he is preparing the attacking action).
- Application of
high reception with flexible overhead technique and impulse control or
punch technique, arms moving backwards, downwards or sideways are often
- Other variants
of modern reception techniques are less developed.
Set/Attack - Complex 1 and Complex 2
setter of Cuba, Leandros Macios Infante is the best setter of the
- Mostly jumping setting techniques: with takeoff
and landing with both feet, sometimes running and take off by one foot.
Always taking the ball as high as possible.
distribution of the passes, mainly with short movement impulse (active
wrist and finger actions).
and quick steps from starting position to target. During
the steps moving with front or with back in the direction of the net,
depending of the situation. Pivot by right or left
- Adjustment by
little steps from target to playing position.
- Big differences
in the level of performance between attacks in Complex I and II.
- The biggest
portion of backcourt attacks from position 1, diagonal player Hernandez Ramo Fernando, no. 16.
- Quick attacking
play in Complex I: quick sets to middle player.
- Attacking play
in Complex II: Domination of outside attacks from position 4.
defense-attack: mainly outside attacks of player’s no. 1, 9 and 16, from
position 4 or back-court.
variable pass distribution with a trend towards „quick outside attack from
and precise sets from nearly all the positions in the court.
variation of setting: tempo and positions.
structured attacks in Complex 1: effective set-distribution, with
high percen-tage 2nd tempo to outside hitters.
Block and defense
- Efficiency and
organization of blocking.
adaptation of blocking based on statistics and tactical analysis of
- Different step
combinations and blocking positions adapted to the play situation.
- Average level of
cooperation and synchrony in movement of the blockers and diggers.
- Good level of
block performance: kill blocks and rebounds.
- No. 6 in teams
ranking of diggers.