Overview

Team profile

Belgium

The Belgian team is primarily composed of players from the Flemish Topsport School, which is known to combine high-performance training programmes with their high school sports programme. This combination provides 25 units per week of volleyball and physical training. In addition to this core group, there are a number of players that have joined the team, coming from professional and semi-professional clubs throughout Belgium. These players also combine weekly club training in either high school or university studies.

Coach

Joel Banks

Joel Banks

Following his stint as national team player for England and Great Britain in the 1990’s, Joel played professionally in Belgium from 1998 to 2003 before starting his career as a professional coach in 2007. Joel started coaching in Division-level teams in Belgium in 2004 and won provincial and division titles in 2005 and 2006, before joining Great Britain’s Olympic volleyball team as assistant coach in 2007. During his term as assistant coach for the Great Britain programme, Joel coached in the Euro League, European Championship and World Championship Qualification Tournaments, World University Games and the London 2012 Olympic Games. Between 2010 and 2012, Joel combined his role with the national team of Great Britain and head coach of a professional club in the Netherlands, which won the Super Cup and the Dutch League title. He also served as coach of Great Britain after the London 2012 Olympic Games.

After a short spell as director of an elite sport academy in Bournemouth, United Kingdom, Joel returned to high performance coaching in August 2013. He currently works for Vlaamse Volleyball Federation as head coach of their junior men’s programme, which combines working with 14 to 18 junior players in school and performance coaching with the junior men’s national team.

Staff

  • Team Manager Jean-Paul De Buysscher
  • Assistant coach Teun Buijs
  • Physiotherapist Jelle Veyt

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Belgium
3 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8 9 2 4.500 259 202 1.282
2
Chinese Taipei
3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 5 6 6 1.000 259 275 0.941
3
Puerto Rico
3 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 5 7 6 1.166 280 286 0.979
4
Egypt
3 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 9 0.111 213 248 0.858

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