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Volleyball skills: Steps to be mastered for the senior level


Nesic Goran, Faculty of Sports and Physical Education, University of Belgrade


The main aim of volleyball training is to maximize the development of all characteristics, abilities and skills with the goal of achieving elite sports results. This involves a long period of adaptation and skills consolidation. Unfortunately, very often there is a tendency to achieving these results prematurely, without taking into account the capabilities of the child's organism. The aim of this study was to establish what are the volleyball technical elements which the player needs to learn in a certain stage, in order to be able to move on to the next stage of learning. The method consisted of the expert knowledge synthesis, ie the expert model application, defined from the positive practice system, based on the experience of the most successful volleyball coaches in the Republic of Serbia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Volleyball technique learning is carried out in 5 stages: 1. Beginners - girls under 11 and boys under 12; 2. Girls under 13 and boys under 14; 3. Girls under 14 and boys under 15; 4. Girls under 16 and boys under 17; 5. Girls under 18 and boys under 19. Each stage, following several factors, above all the learned technique, implies certain locomotions appropriate for that age, and on the other hand, provides a positive transfer in the learning of more demanding technical elements. This systematization allows for a safer and more sensitive selection of certain positions in the team, without just relying on coaching experience (with no intention of degrading this important factor).


LTAD, volleyball, stages, development, system, selection

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