First Vice-President of the Azerbaijan Volleyball Federation
Faig Garayev has met with the national team to discuss preparations
for the 2023 Women's European Volleyball Championship final.
According to Azernews , speaking at the event,
Faig Garayev noted that most of the Azerbaijani volleyball players
play outside the country. Saying that there is little time left for
the preparation process of the team, he pointed out the importance
of the physical preparation of the athletes.
'We are in contact with our female volleyball players, who are
abroad, and we are closely watching their games. We should try to
raise the level of physical training of our players in Baku. For
this purpose, we are thinking of starting training, even if not
with the full team. And in May, when all our girls return the
country, we will go through our training more seriously. As part of
the preparatory process, we envisage training and tournaments. Our
main goal is to have everyone in full game shape, when the members
of the national team gather together. Coaches and volleyball
players have a great responsibility. Doctors should always be
interested in the players, there should be no weight problems or
other difficulties. It is important for our girls to be strong both
physically and psychologically,' said Garayev.
He also drew attention to healthy competitiveness among
'There should be healthy competitiveness mood in mind of each of
our player. Every volleyball player should work hard on herself so
that she can take a place in the main 14 in the national team. If
all of these are listed, we can have a successful performance in
the European Championship. Today, we mainly focus on the correct
training schedule and players' physical preparation,' he added.
Moreover, coaches, doctors and volleyball players shared their
thoughts on the team's preparation process.
The 2023 Women's European Volleyball Championship will be the
33rd edition of the Women's European Volleyball Championship,
organized by Europe's governing volleyball body, the CEV.
For the third consecutive time, the Women's EuroVolley will be
held in four countries: Belgium, Italy, Germany and Estonia from
August 15 to September 3.
Azerbaijani volleyball team will face the Czech Republic,
Turkiye, Greece and Sweden.
As for now, female volleyball players are participating in the
training sessions. The head coach of the team will be chosen after
the national championship.
For this reason, the current preparation process is conducted by
local coaches under the supervision of Faig Garayev.