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Notable versus Non-notable

As the project creator, I wanted to start off to clarify notability for players and other subjects. I've given each a seperate header below, please discuss: BrianZ(talk) 13:31, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

Players

- I consider anyone in the Volleyball Hall of Fame notable. The article for the Hall of Fame has a lot of red links that can be fixed with this project. - Anyone who has ever medaled on more than one Olympic team and gone on to compete or coach the sport. This would rule out the guys that play in the Olympics, medal with one team and never play the sport competitively again. - Top money makers on the AVP Tour should be added as well to start. Once these players are more thorough, we can add the lower rank guys and girls. - International players that are popular in their countries can be added/translated too. This is a main reason for the project. There are alot of articles for players in foreign countries that we can translate to English but I only know one language. - I do not consider high school phenoms notable and should not be added until at least their senior year of college or when they play for the national team. BrianZ(talk) 13:31, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

I'm gonna join your project but I want to make sure that this article is not to USA oriented, which the above text suggests. the Volleyball Hall of Fame is a typical american institution (just like almost all hall of fames are), but volleyball is a very international sport. There should definitely not be too much focus on american players or the AVP. -Catneven 09:55, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
I absolutely agree with your International take. I'm from the US and know american volleyball well, but part of the reason I started this project is to learn more about International play. I would like professional leagues from all over the world to be recognized, I just don't know much about them yet, so I haven't mentioned them. I mention Hall of Fame because it's a start and the HOF does recognize international players and coaches who affect the sport. It's an american instition because the sport was invented here. I hope that at some point we have members on the project that can help out with the international articles. BrianZ(talk) 13:28, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

Subjects

Notable volleyball subjects include all world leagues and professional tours. Any amateur leagues or tournaments should not be included, i.e. Church leagues, Joe Shmoes USAV club team, etc. Variations on the sport are also notable

I do have a question for anyone reading. Do you feel we should have articles for rulebooks? I don't think so but I'm researching other sports projects to see what they have. BrianZ(talk) 13:31, 3 June 2007 (UTC)

And here as well; a tiny bit of USA orientation. In the Netherlands (my home country) the national volleyball league is very notable and has earned a lot of international respect as being one of the better leagues. It is however for the majority an amateur league.-Catneven 10:00, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
Same as my above agreement, I only mention US organizations and leagues because that's all I know now. Let's get the international recognition going. BrianZ(talk) 13:29, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
About the rulebooks. I think we hould have one major article about volleyball rules, which should contain the IFVB rules. We can have seperate (small) articles about the differences in different countries (usa, netherlands), variations (Beach, impared).-Catneven 10:00, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
I agree, that might be tricky but we can use color background to differentiate between differing rules. For instance, USAV follows FIVB rules but has changes to specific rules highlighted in grey when they differ for junior levels. As long as the colors aren't too distracting, that might be a great article. BrianZ(talk) 13:36, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
What about something like what is used for Baseball - Category:Baseball rules? While there, why not Volleyball Statistics like Baseball StatisticsBrianZ(talk) 21:13, 6 June 2007 (UTC)
I don't know. I just checked the baseball rules article and it's grotesque. Perhaps we can modify the section from the volleyball article, shorten it in the main article and then revamp a new article based on the "main" rules and add variations there.. Cheers, PaddyM 01:12, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
This last remark should be put on the article talk page itself. I think something like this was proposed there as well.-Catneven 09:42, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
Meaning that the creation of a rules article can be discusses here, but that the 'revamping' of the volleyball article should be discussed there.-Catneven 09:46, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
In volleyball it not a common practice to keep statistics, other than uses for opponent analysis. The public is mostly not too interested in them.-Catneven 09:42, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
I disagree, as a coach I use them constantly and many young players are asked to record stats while on the bench and alot of people are unaware of how statistics are used and why. I look into it further and maybe create a draft article for everyone else's review. BrianZ(talk) 14:03, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
My personal opinion is that stats aren't interesting to the general reader. While it would be possible to make a page on the collection and use of volleyball statistics, I think that would be verging on being an instruction manual, not an encyclopedic article. That said, there do seem to be some academic papers on volleyball statistics, which could be used as the basis for an article. Cheers --Pak21 14:38, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
I also think we should not work towards a too detailed description of the rules. The bottom specifics of the rules can then be found in the links we provide too official rulebooks. This shoudl remain an encyclopedia and does not necessarily need to encompass an entire rulebook.-Catneven 09:46, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
Check out the page I created (Volleyball rules) Let me know what you think. My idea is to have articles for at least each section and break down rules, as well as major differences among larger organizations with color coded footnotes to the FIVB rules listed. BrianZ(talk) 14:03, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
Drop the "What is Volleyball" section; that is duplicating information in the main article for no particular reason. I'd also say that the listing of every section of the FIVB rulebook is unnecessary: Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a reference manual. My personal view is that the page should focus more on the evolution of the rules over the years and the reasons for the changes, rather than just being a summary of the rulebook. Cheers --Pak21 14:28, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
I have proposed deletion for Hunter Hitmen, which appears to me to be a non-notable club. Cheers --Pak21 19:23, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
I agree with that deletion. I saw it when I was assessing some of the million or so vball-related pages and had a note to nominate it myself.BrianZ(talk) 19:55, 5 June 2007 (UTC)

College Coaches

I'm currently involved in a dispute over notability and could use some feedback. Vera Shaver (volleyball coach) is the page in question, and it is a part of Malone College Athletics. One Wikipedia editor believes this article should be "speedy deleted" because of notability. My stance is that she was a college coach and deserves at least a stub to match the other coaches of the program, if only to prevent redlining in coaches Navbox and team records. Naturally, this article will likely be expanded as time goes on. Opinions?--Paul McDonald (talk) 16:31, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

I placed the speedy delete tag and do not believe Vera Shaver meetes the basic criteria of notability as specified in WP:Bio. Jons63 (talk) 16:34, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

My other question: why just this one coach? There is a Navbox at the bottom of the page, and you can find other coaches that were only there one year. Why was this coach singled out for deletion? And if several of the other coaches are deleted, then we would have an incomplete information on this particular volleyball program. Plus, as time goes on, we may find that these coaches have moved on to other coaching positions at other colleges and the articles can be further built.

It's all just a part of being complete and thorough.--Paul McDonald (talk) 16:37, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

I hit Random Article and that is the article that came up. I didn't go any further and review articles that were linked from the article. After the question was raised, I followed some of the links and there are other, IMO, non-notable coaches, but I thought I would see how this came out before going any further. Jons63 (talk) 16:45, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
I saw these on Special:Newpages earlier and worried about them as well. Wikipedia's basic notability guideline requires non-trivial coverage in independent publications, and I don't see any sign of this on any of the articles. That said, I don't think it's a speedy as there is an assertion of notability, but equally, it wouldn't stand up at AfD in its current form. With regards to the other coaches, other stuff exists is not a good argument. --Pak21 (talk) 16:53, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
I have declined to delete Vera Shaver on a speedy basis, in the hope that some sense can be worked out here. However, in my view, if there's nothing to say about them apart from dates and win/loss record, list the coaches and their records in another article. That way, at least their stats can be more easily compared. Some references would be nice too... BencherliteTalk 20:02, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the confidence in the delay. That will give some time for the Malone College sports information department to forward information and for other data to be compiled. This will prevent having to re-make pages and we can still have a complete "package" of pages for coaches.--Paul McDonald (talk) 20:48, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Userbox

I propose this userbox:

That looks very nice, let's add it. How about the image? I like it and might change the Project template image to this, but I think it's a little blurry when viewed larger, can you sharpen it? BrianZ(talk) 13:31, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
I also made a category for Project participants: Category:WikiProject Volleyball participants we should change either my userbox or yours to make them the same. I tried but got confused, you seem to know more about the userboxes. BrianZ(talk) 13:47, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
This userbox is fixed. So lets use this one. it points to your category.-Catneven 10:20, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

DAB repair

Just a heads up to anyone who is in the business of creating a lot of articles for this project - try not to link to [[World League]] as it is nothing more than a DAB page. Instead, make the link point to Volleyball World League instead. I don't mind fixing the DAB links, but its so easily avoided. Cheers, PaddyM 16:34, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, that was me PaddyM, I'll do my very best to fix DAB links in the future. Thanks for the heads up. :) BrianZ(talk) 20:26, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Can i Join the project

i wanna help you guy to improve the volleyball articles and i made FIVB World League 2007 and 8 template


  • FIVB World League
  • Brazil Volleyball Squad 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Brazil Volleyball Squad 1992 Summer Olympics
  • Brazil Volleyball Squad 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Brazil Squad 2002 FIVB Men's World Championship
  • Brazil Squad 2006 FIVB Men's World Championship
  • Brazil Squad 2006 Volleyball World League
  • Brazil Squad 2007 Volleyball World League
  • Brazil Squad 2003 Pan American Games


Wael.Mogherbi 00:22, 15 July 2007 (GMT)

Sure, just add your name to the list on the project page and list your specialties. BrianZ(talk) 14:20, 15 July 2007 (UTC)


Suggestion

we should make an infobox for the players contain all there biography information

so i suggest the next template

N/A
File:N/A
Personal information
Full nameN/A
HeightN/A
Volleyball information
PositionN/A
Current clubN/A
Career
YearsTeams
N/AN/A
National team
N/AN/A
That looks good, but maybe a more universal color, green seems too dark for the header. I think that works for indoor players. I'd like to see one beach players on the FIVB circuit as well as AVP in America and other pro leagues in other countries. Maybe a stat for years played and finishes. Some AVP pros have a template already but not something created by this project. BrianZ(talk) 16:58, 16 July 2007 (UTC)

This sounds like a great idea, but I have a few questions. What kind of players are we talking about- olympic, famous,historical, or just any players..? And would we just allow anyone to contribute? How would we know when to delete their information? Or would we delete it at all? Kds57 (talk) 18:09, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

Questions about articles

It would be good if this project could figure out some good standardizations between people and leagues and subjects so that coverage could be more balanced. I just made the Dax Holdren article, and I'm not sure what conventions to use to improve it further.

Also, in an unrelated question, does the beach volleyball world tour have an article on here anywhere? I wanted to link to it in regards to Holdren's past participation, but I can't seem to find it anywhere. matt91486 23:40, 5 August 2007 (UTC)

We are in the process of figuring out standardizations. You are welcome to help out with these for the articles. As for the beach volleyball league, do you mean the FIVB Beach Volleyball league? I know the FIVB has a beach league, but the article doesn't really mention it. BrianZ(talk) 02:58, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
I'm honestly not sure which one I meant; his AVP page references the 'World Tour' and I'm not familiar enough with non-AVP play to know what precisely that refers to. In an additional question, is there any way to simplify the coding for the beach volleyball player infobox? I'd start adding it to players pages to get it started in use, but I'm just not sure where to begin with it. matt91486 21:14, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

VBC Galina

I wonder if you guys could take a look at VBC Galina – newly created, I just saved it from a speedy deletion and sort of managed to assert notability. It still needs a lot of work, and I've no expertise at all in that area. Thanks alex.muller (talkedits) 20:32, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

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If anyone on this project is still active, with the Olympics going on now it would be a great time to create some articles and improve some others because media sources will be especially easily obtained. This would most impact articles that can be found at Volleyball at the 2008 Summer Olympics, but it would be great to get some articles on older players created as well. I'm up for helping if anyone wants to work on some bigger projects as well. matt91486 (talk) 17:33, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

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Inclusion/transclusion of Template:Volleyball

Hello there.

While editing the volleyball pages of the 2008 Summer Olympics, I noticed that the template Template:Volleyball was included in virtually every page, despite that the pages were not linked to from the template. I assumed this was a copy-paste mistake, so I started removing it. In my opinion, templates should only be included in pages that the template links to, however there might be another concensus here. Is there such a concensus?

After removing the template from some 20-30 messages articles, I got a notice message from Mohsen1248, questioning my removal of the template, and threatening to keep re-adding it if I keep removing it.

Before this blows into a full-scale edit war, I'd like to start a discussion on this issue here (on where the template should be included, not on edit-warring). I hope this is the right place for the discussion.

I have copy-pasted the discussion between me and Mohsen1248 below (from my talkpage).

Cheers.

HandsomeFella (talk) 16:38, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

Btw, I think the template should be named Template:International volleyball.


Please stop removing Template:volleyball from individual page. it's common in wikipedia. the same situation in Handball, Basketball, Football, see 2010 FIFA World Cup, 2010 FIBA World Championship and etc. I will revert your edits. Mohsen1248 (talk) 14:49, 9 October 2011 (UTC)

We can't have this template included on every page mentioning volleyball. A template is typically included on the pages that it links to. "Template:Volleyball" does not link to the individual occurrences (years) of the tournaments. Thus, the template should be included on pages FIVB World League, FIVB World Grand Prix, etc, but not the indiviual years such as 2011 FIVB World League, 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix, etc. Please start a discussion to obtain concensus, but don't revert until one is reached (and only if it ends up favouring your opinion). Cheers. HandsomeFella (talk) 15:00, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
why we can't ? what's the logic ? I know the 3RR rule and I won't break it. it's common, if you have problem start discussion and then remove it from all sports pages. as of now, I will revert your edits as much as rules allow. then I wate 24 hours to revert it once again and I won't stop it. cheers. Mohsen1248 (talk) 15:21, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
Don't be so childish. If you know the 3RR rule, then you know it should not be perceived as if everyone has "a right" to revert the same page 3 times within 24 hours. It's still edit-warring, and furthermore, it could be viewed as gaming the system. Besides, you can spend your time and effort more constructively than following me around and reverting my edits.
I'll explain the logic to you. If you have a template called "Events at the 2003 Pan American Games", it's logical that it links to all events of those games. It's also logical that it is included in the pages covering the events, e.g. "Volleyball at the 2003 Pan American Games", thus enabling simple cross-navigation between the different events.
Following the same pattern, "Template:Economy of Europe" links to articles like "Economy of Germany", "Economy of Greece", etc. It is included in exactly those pages, but not in every page mentioning "Europe" or "economy" (or possibly both).
The same goes for Template:Volleyball (although I think it should be named Template:International volleyball). It links to the main international regulatory bodies, the recurring international tournaments, etc. It does not link to the individual tournaments (years), and thus it should not be included in them. The reasons: 1) it's not logical, per above, 2) it will make virtually every single issue of every single tournament link to the pages in the template, thereby pointlessly overwhelming the "what links here" pages. If you take a look at Template:Economy of Europe, you'll find that the number of pages including that template is rather limited (to the number of countries in Europe, to be exact).
Hope you'll find this logical.
Cheers. HandsomeFella (talk) 16:17, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
  • This minor difference of opinion seems to have got heated really quickly! A bit of relaxation is needed. In my opinion, the guidelines at WP:NAVBOX are quite good ones. Specifically: "The articles should refer to each other, to a reasonable extent." The links on Template:Volleyball do not get reasonably referred to in 2011 FIVB World Grand Prix, for example (as a matter of fact, of the 35 links present in that template, only one article – FIVB World Grand Prix – is linked in the article at the moment). It is not foreseeable that more than two or three of these topics will ever be linked.
  • A more satisfactory solution would be to create a new template based upon the articles in Category:2011 in volleyball – it's a lot more likely that someone reading an article about a specific year's event will want to know what else happened that year, rather than find general information on completely different competitions. SFB 18:34, 10 October 2011 (UTC)
According to WP:NAVBOX Navigation boxes should be included only in those pages that have links on it. I hope everyhing will remain calm and effort is made when needed and where needed. We have a lot of articles needing wikification, unreferences BLP, and many more. Being aware of removing and including an infobox where is not belong, simply is a waste of time. Oscar 00:08, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
It heated up quickly, you're right about that (check my talkpage, more was added after I copied it here). Right from the start Mohsen set out to revert me, without bothering to wait for an explanation. But things seem to have calmed down now. I have stopped removing the template until there is a consensus here, and Mohsen stopped short of reverting me a fourth time within 24 hours.
Great idea, a template based on years in (international, I assume) volleyball. From a "Template:2011 in international volleyball" we could have all international tournaments of the year collected. HandsomeFella (talk) 07:48, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Template:2011 in tennis is a working version of this idea for a different sport. SFB 22:43, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Wow, that tennis template looks awesome! Is a great idea! Oscar 02:02, 12 October 2011 (UTC)
I interpret the discussion above as support for my position that "Template:Volleyball" should be removed from the individual occurrences (years) of international tournaments, and that templates for each year in volleyball instead could be created and added to the same articles. Anyone against? HandsomeFella (talk) 20:32, 13 October 2011 (UTC)
I agree in both items. Oscar 02:26, 14 October 2011 (UTC)

WikiWomen's History Month

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Volleyball will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in volleyball. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 21:13, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Template:Volleyball kit errors

Avignon Volley-Ball is pointing to the missing file File:Kit_body_FFFFFF.png and after a little bit of investigating, I noticed that the dead link is caused by the Volleyball kit template generating links to images which do not exist.

I reckon that the template should be changed so that it clearly throws an error if the images don't exist (and possibly create a link to upload an image for that kit colour).

Kind regards, Matt (talk) 03:20, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

RfC on the use of flag icons for sportspeople

An RfC discussion about the MOS:FLAG restriction on the use of flag icons for sportspeople has been opened at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Icons. We invite all interested participants to provide their opinion here. Qwyrxian (talk) 02:43, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Interesting. Osplace 22:51, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:VakıfBank Türk Telekom

Greetings! I have recently relisted a requested move discussion at Talk:VakıfBank Türk Telekom regarding the page "VakıfBank Türk Telekom." Discussion and opinions are invited. Thanks, Tyrol5 [Talk] 02:02, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

Portal:Sports is up for featured portal consideration

This is a courtesy message to inform the members of this project that I have nominated Portal:Sports for featured portal status. The discussion is at Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Sports. The featured portal criteria are at Wikipedia:Featured portal criteria. Please feel free to weigh in. Sven Manguard Wha? 18:40, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2013 Girls' School European Volleyball Championship Cup

All input from project members (and non-members) at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2013 Girls' School European Volleyball Championship Cup is welcome. I nominated these articles based on what I noticed and could check, but I'm no volleyball expert. Fram (talk) 08:58, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

File deletions

We strongly support free files, all non-free images should be delete. Osplace 23:53, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Logos are usually non-free, thus why we have the non-free use criteria (WP:NFCC) -- 70.24.244.158 (talk) 07:39, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
I have nominated the rebundant .jpg file. You are right, logos are usually non-freel. Osplace 16:02, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

File:๋JapanVolleyballlogo.jpg

File:๋JapanVolleyballlogo.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- 70.24.244.158 (talk) 07:17, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

AustraliaVolleyballlogo.jpg

file:AustraliaVolleyballlogo.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- 70.24.244.158 (talk) 07:20, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

ThailandVolleyballlogo.jpg

image:ThailandVolleyballlogo.jpg has been nominated for deletion -- 70.24.244.158 (talk) 07:23, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

VietnamVolleyballlogo1.jpg

File:VietnamVolleyballlogo1.jpg (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) has been nominated for deletion -- 70.24.244.158 (talk) 07:29, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

AustraliaVolleyballlogo.png

Image:AustraliaVolleyballlogo.png has been nominated for deletion -- 70.24.244.158 (talk) 07:39, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

VietnamVolleyballlogo.png

File:VietnamVolleyballlogo.png (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) has been nominated for deletion -- 70.24.244.158 (talk) 07:51, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Notability guide for volleyball

Since there is not a notability guide exclusively for volleyball under the Wikipedia:Notability (sports), I am proposing a draft here, that we should discuss. Feel free to give your own ideas. Please be open and bold when entering the discussion. Extensive participation is encouraged. Osplace 17:05, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Professional and college players

How are domestic volleyball leagues shown on TV? How many have most of their matches shown on free TV? Basic cable? Premium cable, etc? How about U.S. NCAA volleyball players? How about competitive national volleyball teams that can't quite win a medal?

The reason I'm asking this is if a volleyball league has most of its games aired on free TV, that means there's a large enough following for it; therefore, its players must be more notable than say, leagues showing on cable or not at all. –HTD 05:15, 10 October 2013 (UTC)

What is your proposal about this? Remember this is English Wikipedia. How would a proper line read to take your idea into account? Osplace 16:48, 10 October 2013 (UTC)
Playing on any professional team for any sport makes someone notable doesn't it? Volleyball isn't any different than other sports, just less popular as far as viewership is concerned. Dream Focus 01:18, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
We can read about this topic in Wikipedia:Notability (sports). Association Football for example, and baseball also. Volleyball leagues are not a big deal beyond Brazil, Europe and some asian countrys. How would we include this? Accept any domestic league winner? Probably not. Please elaborate this topic with proposals. Thanks. Osplace 03:07, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
As what was said here, volleyball leagues aren't that popular; volleyball competitions are more into national teams. As for domestic volleyball leagues, there must be a handful of leagues that are aired on free TV. If there are such leagues, mere participation (or playing at least one game) should be enough. –HTD 03:55, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
We should have a list like this WikiProject Football list. Giving notability to every participant will be really wide, but we should consider this proposal from Howard. But what about USA NCAA Volleyball division I for men and women players/coachs? This college league is really strong, receive quite a big cover on the media and have very organized official reports. Should we give notability to every participant? Just the NCAA winners? What about the Universiade? Osplace 22:07, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
AFAIK, the USA NCAA basketball and football players aren't automatically notable unless they did something (something to what is being proposed here). As for the Universiade, I dunno about volleyball, but basketball is essentially a "national team" of under-23 players.
Just how many teams are there in professional volleyball leagues? If there are only a few, and there are also a few professional volleyball leagues that are truly notable (air on free TV), then we'd only have a small pool of automatically notable articles. Now the question is if the rest of Wikipedia is willing to have sub-stubs of an article like the French communes such as this one about volleyball players. –HTD 01:35, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
Meant Universiade Volleyball notability dropped? About Pro-Players I would like to recall the List of Professional volleyball leagues. Osplace 03:30, 19 October 2013 (UTC)
I dunno about Universiade as that's still an Under-23(?) tournament. As for a list of pro volleyball leagues, this is a good way to go; football already has a list. If a player didn't play on any league on that list, s/he's not notable unless s/he played on a FIFA-recognized national team. –HTD 08:54, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

Individual award winners

One of the things that all Volleyball competitions have are Individual player awards, maybe players that have won numerous awards in mayor competitions should be included in the list, an example is Lise Van Hecke. --ShadowMkf Talk 05:14, 11 October 2013 (UTC)

Winning many individual awards is not enough for notability in any sport as seen at Wikipedia:Notability (sports). However is should be a new guideline that I do not support. Lise Van Hecke is notable for winning a bronze medal at the ‎2013 Senior European Championship. Osplace 16:17, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
I don't think we should base notability on winning individual awards on a team sport, or even the achievements of the player's team to find out whether s/he is notable or not. I'd be swayed if this was on a sport played by individuals such as tennis or even beach volleyball, where individual performance is the difference between winning and losing. –HTD 19:53, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

National team participants

Hi Osplace! Thank you for your invitation. I'm not much experienced in discussing of guidelines. However, I guess instead of mentioning "Pan American Games, Asian Games" explicitly, it should be wiser to cover them by general definitions, such as "continental championships, games etc.". Otherwise, a detailed list is necessary to avoid disputes. Cheers. --CeeGee 18:16, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
There are continental and regional games, we should try to find the appropiate text to cover each one. For example: Pan American Games are different category from Central American and Caribbean Games, but we also have Central American Games, way inferior category. Our notability guide should be clear about notability under each category. Continental Games medalist, Regional games gold medalist, and so on. Osplace 19:57, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
For convenience, I propose a notability table in the form shown in the "example" below. I guess this can be very useful for beginners, prevent disputes and helpful for checks. --CeeGee 10:35, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
Notability criteria
Event Gold
medalist
Silver
medalist
Bronze
medalist
Participation
only
Summer Olympics yes yes yes yes
Paralympics yes yes yes yes
World Championship yes yes yes no
World Cup yes yes yes no
European Championship yes yes yes no
European Cup yes yes yes no
European League yes yes yes no
Mediterranean Games yes no no no
Islamic Solidarity Games yes no no no
Balkan Games yes no no no
Here we have, dear CeeGee, the problem I mentioned before, there are a lot more Games, and there are many different categorys. According to a general guideline in Wikipedia:Notability (sports), participating in a Senior World Championship is enough for being notable. Note: This means Senior competitions, not Junior Championships neither world not continentals. In the other hand, we have to work with WP:MOS and probably this colorful table would not look appropiate in Wikipedia:Notability (sports), but probably we may include this one in the main WikiProject Volleyball page. Osplace 16:17, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
This is my propossal. Osplace 16:28, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
Notability criteria
Event Gold
medalist
Silver
medalist
Bronze
medalist
Participation
only
Summer Olympics yes yes yes yes
Paralympics yes yes yes yes
World Championship yes yes yes yes
World Cup yes yes yes no
World Grand Champions Cup yes yes yes no
Club World Championship yes yes yes no
Continental Games yes yes yes no
Continental Championships yes yes yes no
Regional Games yes no no no
Junior Competitions no no no no
Seems to be satisfactory to understand easily if it covers every type of competition. Thanks. --CeeGee 21:01, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
But, as I mentioned before, we cannot use this table in Wikipedia:Notability (sports), it would not comply WP:MOS. But instead we will have to use text like the one in the draft shown here. Osplace 03:00, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
As for national teams, football (soccer), basketball, rugby, cricket and perhaps handball's notability "floor" for national teams is to play at least one game. Is there a FIVB equivalent for FIFA's "Class A" national team matches? –HTD 03:55, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
The FIVB accounts National Team participation adding junior and senior level. We can find in a profile with Olympic, World Championships and Others national caps. FIVB do not make any difference between Junior/Senior caps. This would really be a problem taking this into account, but is something. We discussed above Howard, another proposal about National team participants. Can you please join this discussion? Thanks. Osplace 22:07, 13 October 2013 (UTC)
Since we have to draw a line on somewhere, why not making anyone that competed in the Olympics, World Championship, World Cup, World Grand Champions Cup and qualifying matches to those automatically notable? Just that no one's should make an article for every person who has played one match right now? A national team appearance for other team sports usually means that the athlete is automatically notable. I'm willing to be convinced for the World Cup and World Grand Champions Cup but I'm not into using team or individual achievements as the basis of notability in team sports. –HTD 01:44, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
Another option is instead of having a "awards-based" system on determining notability, why not a "merit-based" system? For example, instead of limiting it to gold medalists in a continental championship such as the Asian Volleyball Championship, why not limit it to players who have played at least four times? In that way, we leave the door open to teams which can't quite barge into the top 3, but are "veterans" in the said tournament. –HTD 13:35, 14 October 2013 (UTC)
According to WP:LEAD, The lead section (...) "should define the topic, establish context, explain why the topic is notable"... Then we would have something like: Garaotos Jurney is a Japanese volleybal player who four times played the Asian Volleyball Championship. ???? I would not like to see this. Yes, I would like to stay in Olympics, and WCH participations and medals. Osplace 03:30, 19 October 2013 (UTC)
In several team sports, qualifying to the continental championship is a big deal. I know volleyball isn't as big as football or even basketball but restricting it to Olympics and World Championship participating teams restricts the number a far great deal. "Garaotos Jurney is a Japanese volleybal player who four times played the Asian Volleyball Championship." certainly establishes that player's notability. A national team member playing in a continental championship is a big deal. –HTD 08:56, 20 October 2013 (UTC)
I'm almost agree with these tables, but I don't think tournaments like "Islamic Games" or "Mediterranean Games" deserve any importance at all, even for gold medalists. and on other hand, World Championship is the 2nd important tournament in the world. I think even participating in World Championship can make them notable. Mohsen1248 (talk) 03:51, 19 October 2013 (UTC)
Speaking of notability, I nominated these U-19/U-21 teams for deletion here, I hope you guys join the discussion. Mohsen1248 (talk) 15:36, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

The computation of the FIVB World Rankings it seems that their most important tournaments are Olympics, Senior World Championships and World Cup (all three have the same weight), followed by World League and World Grand Prix. I can't find how continental championships get in the mix. Since we have this information, the lowest number of points a team can get from the "Tier I" tournaments is 20 (except for the 5 points for the World Cup laggards). I'd say winning "20" points in the rankings is a good idea for a minimum for being notable, if you guys are going into the "achievement" route. This eliminates the regional championships and games. With 20 ranking points as the minimum, we'd get:

  1. All teams in the World Championship
  2. All teams in the Olympics
  3. Top 8 teams in the World Cup
  4. Top 6 teams in the World League and World Grand Prix
  5. Top 3 teams in the continental championships
  6. None for everything else (regional and continental games, regional championships, qualifying for the world championship, Olympics and continental championships)

I dunno if you guys can accept Top 10 teams in the junior and youth championship. –HTD 15:14, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

I do not agree the none for everything else position: This games are widely covered, are such a big deal regionally. Neither junior and youth championships, most of the player will not make it to any league or senior national team or any kind of notability at all, they should wait a little more to be notable. Osplace 01:19, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Spelthorne Volleyball Club

Hello, volleyball enthusiasts! I was trying to review the above article at Afc. It obviously needs some reliable sources, but I can't find anything about volleyball at WP:Notability (sports), and I wanted to add a comment about that. Can someone here give an opinion? —Anne Delong (talk) 17:01, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

This request was replied and is still on hold. Osplace 01:21, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Nikolina Kovacic

Dear volleyball experts: This stale Afc draft is about to be deleted unless someone improves it. Is this a notable player? —Anne Delong (talk) 20:41, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

  Done Osplace 02:31, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Player meets WP:SPORTCRIT. Good to go. Osplace 02:41, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Osplace. I have moved it to mainspace. —Anne Delong (talk) 04:43, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Klonarda Nezaj

Dear volleyball experts: This article was created in Afc, but never submitted to be added to the encyclopedia. Is this a notable player, and should the article be saved from deletion as a stale draft? —Anne Delong (talk) 04:34, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Player do not cover any policy concerning to notability. Not notable at all. Osplace 17:39, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. I have nominated it for deletion. —Anne Delong (talk) 00:09, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

A discussion at WP:ANI that might be of interest

There is a discussion at WP:ANI, specifically this section, that may be of interest to project members. -- Atama 19:46, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

We cordially answered this petition. Osplace 17:09, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Some drafts to sort out

Could someone please advise on these:

Many thanks, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 04:34, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

After my own reasearch, seems that any of this qualify. They all fail to WP:ORIGINAL or Wikipedia:Notability, mostly both at the same time. Thanks for sharing, Osplace 03:29, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, User:Osplace. You've been a big help in sorting this out. :) Anna Frodesiak (talk) 06:13, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Carlos Moreno

Hello, volleyball experts. This old AfC submission will soon be deleted as a stale draft. Is this a notable player, or should the page be let go? —Anne Delong (talk) 11:51, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

2014 FIVB Women's World Championship squads

Hello! I would like to help editing the (not yet existent) article 2014 FIVB Women's World Championship squads but I don't really know how to work with the template. If someone else wishes to help with this, please leave a message.Or somebody more experienced could actually do the whole article based on http://italy2014.fivb.org/en/competition/teams The competition has already started and it's a pity not to have the squads article up. Thanks! Cristixav (talk) 10:34, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Request for Comment

There is a Request for Comment about "Chronological Summaries of the Olympics" and you're invited! Becky Sayles (talk) 07:39, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Peru flag

Hi, I was recently editing this article and noticed that the Peru flag is inconsistent. The use of the VBW template shows the flag without the middle band. However using a different template on the page gives the flag with the band. I think it should be consistent throughout. What are your thoughts on this problem? Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 04:30, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Template:Country data Peru shows the real one, but Template:Country flag IOC alias PER uses This version of the Flag, and this is wrong. Osplace 02:10, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
The problem is solved. Osplace 02:13, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! Sportsfan 1234 (talk) 04:45, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live!

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Recent changes to the graphics for Template: Medal

There is a template talk page discussion regarding the graphics used for medalists in infobox medals tables occurring at Template talk:Medal#‎Changing from gold/silver/bronze to 1/2/3. As this discussion is within the scope of WP:Volleyball, you are invited to make your comments on the recent graphics changes there. Cheers. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 15:56, 18 April 2015 (UTC)

NOTICE: Persondata has been officially deprecated

Persondata has been deprecated and the template and input data are subject to removal from all bio articles in the near future. For those editors who entered accurate data into the persondata templates of volleyball players and other bio subjects, you are advised to manually transfer that data to Wikidata before the impending mass deletion occurs in order to preserve accurate data. Here are three examples of Wikidata for notable swimmers: Ryan Lochte, Mary Wayte and Dara Torres. If you have any more questions about the persondata removal, Wikidata, etc., please ping me. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 15:03, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Please everyone start working! Osplace 23:09, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Players layout

We have a problem. Since User:DariaPolonia have been working in many many articles with different layout that the one we have been using, we need to talk about it. The layout should be discussed here and the result must be a section in the main WikiProject Volleyball page. I would like that User:DariaPolonia explain why she thinks that we should use the one shown here: Grzegorz Kosok. The other version is one like this: Brenda Castillo. I will soon comeback working here. Please start talking about it. Osplace 20:55, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

The Castillo article looks better to me because 1) There aren't countless flags in the infobox (I say there should be none) 2) The club section is better organized and friendly for the reader and just the layout itself is what i feel is "better" and more friendly. I reverted myself a few contributions from him to german volleyball players as they were suspect. Kante4 (talk) 21:16, 13 October 2014 (UTC)
And is not just that User:DariaPolonia have been creating articles, but fixing others like Jaqueline Carvalho. This is how the article looked like, and here is shown have the article was fixed. Osplace 01:17, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
I agree, you don't need flags everywhere. The Castillo article looks better. HandsomeFella (talk) 09:29, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
Hello, I've been asked to comment here and I agree to keep the flags to a minimum. Only the "Honors" section in the infobox has the default parameter for flags, so that's the one that could stay. –HTD 12:06, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
I was also asked to comment here. I agree about the clubs section being better organised in the Castillo article. You don't need tables. My position about flags in articles about individual athletes is that the flags should always be shown with club names (it gives information which the reader likely needs) and only once or even not at all with national teams.It is better to have eg "Rabita Baku" with the Azeri flag than to occupy text space with "Rabita Baku (Azerbaijan)". But if you say "Azerbaijan" or "Poland" (national team) it is clear which country is meant and one doesn't need the flag. Also, filling the infobox with flags is not reader-friendly. Cristixav (talk) 12:55, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
Sorry for problems with flags. I will try to correct it. I try to write correctly, but I'm still learning. I'll take your comments to heart. I have just thought that it looks good and helps when the name of the club is with the flag, because not everyone knows that, for example PGE Belchatow is Polish club.DariaPolonia (talk) 17:07, 14 October 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, people are figuring out ways on how to solve this without using flags. I'd push for IOC codes... –HTD 17:07, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Is not just about flags. The flag on Rabita Baku in Castillo's article is wrong. In the club section, the flag is displayed. If a casual reader actually reads the article, will notice that when mentioned, Rabita Baku is identified as an "Azerbajani or Azeri Club". This way, there is no need to add IOC codes. But I would like to recall the fix made to some articles like Jaqueline Carvalho. This is how the article looked like, and here is shown how the article was fixed. There, you have in both version the violation of WP:INFOBOXFLAG, but in the fix there is also WP:BOLDITIS. The correct use of bold is explained in the policy MOS:BOLD.

This is important: User User:DariaPolonia also changed Wikiproject Volleyball layout in Awards and replace it with Sporting achievements. We should just use one layout in all volleyball articles if you all agree the way is everything organized in his way is an improvement, then we all should also commit to change our previous articles. This is another example of missconception of our newbie. DariaPolonia fails using WP:OPENPARAGRAPH. Four lines, just one sentence? The second is using the clubs table, this impacts in the article size, between text. All text should be first, then tables and schemes, including the Bachelor Polonia Restituta decoration. This should be treated like this: first text talking about this, when he received this and the proper reference. Then you should add this ribbon later on with his personal achievements.

We all should concern about when are we going to get a Wikipedia:Featured articles? We are not in this way acting like we are this days. We should organize ourself, work with the same goal: All volleyball articles should be promoted to FA. Please take a look to Sandy Koufax and Damon Hill, both of them are FA. Do you know how many FA articles are FA? None, not a single one. And we are not probably getting anyone any time soon. We should strive to take the same direction. If we split, doing whatever I thing it should be better, we will just continue harming WP. We are not even compeling to follow MOS:LAYOUT. Osplace 02:31, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

There is still not an unified layout, DariaPolonia (talk · contribs) is still doing whatever he wants with his own layout, are we clear that we are getting away from our first goal, Standardize the appearance and layout of volleyball related articles. Are we ok with this? We agree on the flags, WP:INFOBOXFLAG is violated on every article, what are we going to do? Just stay? Osplace 02:17, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Popular articles

There are many popular articles needing copy edit. There are many former players, then you have Tijana Bošković, Winifer Fernández and Alyssa Valdez. Tijana article's needs a lot of work! Both Fernandez and Valdez are decent C articles, but most of the others lacks of content and with content I mean text and references. You have for example #13 Kim Yeon-koung and #14 Maja Ognjenović with long careers but no indication of verification of the titles they have listed, not correct in the Wikipedia:Verifiability and WP:BLPSOURCES way. --Osplace 19:54, 5 December 2017 (UTC)

Clubs standard rosters

There is a raising concern about standard rosters. There are too many different models. Since the WP:VBALL goals are: Standardize the appearance and layout of volleyball related articles and Improve and generally guide the development of volleyball related articles, we should remember that the roster layout is still a problem. There is should be only one, please lets talk about this.

Fenerbahçe Women's Volleyball

As of September 2017.

No. Player Position Date of Birth Height (m) Country
1 Melis Yılmaz Libero 28 June 1997 1.67   Turkey
2 Merve Dalbeler Libero 27 June 1987 1.80   Turkey
4 Ezgi Dağdelenler Wing spiker 3 November 1993 1.84   Turkey
5 Beliz Başkır Middle blocker 26 December 1998 1.98   Turkey
6 Polen Uslupehlivan Opposite Hitter 27 August 1990 1.92   Turkey
7 Çağla Akın Setter 19 January 1995 1.77   Turkey
8 Dicle Nur Babat Middle blocker 15 September 1992 1.91   Turkey
11 Bahar Toksoy Middle blocker 6 February 1988 1.90   Turkey
12 Natália Pereira Wing spiker 4 April 1989 1.83   Brazil
13 Nootsara Tomkom Setter 7 July 1985 1.70   Thailand
14 Eda Erdem Dündar Middle blocker 22 June 1987 1.88   Turkey
15 Damla Çakıroğlu Wing spiker 22 June 1994 1.79   Turkey
17 Polina Rahimova Opposite spiker 5 June 1990 1.98   Azerbaijan

Coach:   Jan De Brandt

WVC Dynamo Kazan

Season 2017–2018 [1]

Number Player Position Height (m) Weight (kg) Birth date
3   Elena Ezhova Libero 1.78 66 (1977-08-14) 14 August 1977 (age 42)
4   Marina Maryukhnich Middle Blocker 1.97 70 (1982-11-26) 26 November 1982 (age 36)
6   Irina Zaryazhko Middle Blocker 1.96 75 (1991-10-04) 4 October 1991 (age 27)
7   Anna Kotikova Outside Hitter 1.89 76 (1999-10-13) 13 October 1999 (age 19)
8   Irina Voronkova Outside Hitter 1.90 85 (1995-10-20) 20 October 1995 (age 23)
9   Natalya Mammadova Opposite 1.96 75 (1984-12-02) 2 December 1984 (age 34)
13   Evgeniya Startseva Setter 1.84 68 (1989-02-12) 12 February 1989 (age 30)
14   Ekaterina Ulanova Libero 1.73 61 (1986-08-05) 5 August 1986 (age 33)
15   Irina Filishtinskaya Setter 1.80 65 (1990-06-14) 14 June 1990 (age 29)
16   Anastasia Podoshvina Outside Hitter 1.84 67 (1995-07-18) 18 July 1995 (age 24)
18   Elitsa Vasileva Outside Hitter 1.93 75 (1990-05-13) 13 May 1990 (age 29)
19   Daria Malygina Opposite 2.02 82 (1994-04-04) 4 April 1994 (age 25)
20   Anastasia Samoilenko Middle Blocker 1.92 69 (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 28)

Voléro Zürich

Season 2017–2018, as of December 2017.[2][3]

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block Position
1   Angelina Lazarenko (1998-04-13) 13 April 1998 (age 21) 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 305 cm (120 in) Middle-blocker
2   Tiiamari Sievänen (1994-07-19) 19 July 1994 (age 25) 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in) 60 kg (130 lb) 275 cm (108 in) 287 cm (113 in) Libero
3   Ljubica Milojević (1999-02-13) 13 February 1999 (age 20) 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 300 cm (120 in) 300 cm (120 in) Middle-blocker
4   Samara Almeida (1992-07-16) 16 July 1992 (age 27) 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 61 kg (134 lb) 293 cm (115 in) 278 cm (109 in) Outside-spiker
5   Gergana Dimitrova (1996-02-28) 28 February 1996 (age 23) 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 288 cm (113 in) Outside-spiker
6   Gabi Schottroff (1997-02-08) 8 February 1997 (age 22) 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 302 cm (119 in) 285 cm (112 in) Middle-blocker
7   Ana Antonijević (1987-08-26) 26 August 1987 (age 32) 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 282 cm (111 in) 269 cm (106 in) Setter
8   Silvija Popović (1986-03-15) 15 March 1986 (age 33) 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 286 cm (113 in) 276 cm (109 in) Libero
11   Mira Todorova (1994-04-12) 12 April 1994 (age 25) 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 312 cm (123 in) 300 cm (120 in) Middle-blocker
12  /  Rosir Calderón (1984-12-28) 28 December 1984 (age 34) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 325 cm (128 in) Opposite
13   Anastasia Kornienko (1992-09-09) 9 September 1992 (age 27) 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 71 kg (157 lb) 290 cm (110 in) 278 cm (109 in) Setter
14   Julie Lengweiler (1998-11-06) 6 November 1998 (age 20) 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 302 cm (119 in) 285 cm (112 in) Opposite
17   Laura Unternährer (1993-07-11) 11 July 1993 (age 26) 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 303 cm (119 in) 285 cm (112 in) Outside-spiker
18   Alexandra Lazić (1994-09-24) 24 September 1994 (age 24) 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 318 cm (125 in) 307 cm (121 in) Outside-spiker
Head coach:   Anderson Rodrigues (until December 2017) /   Avital Selinger (from December 2017)[4]

KPS Chemik Police

2016–2017 squad, as per March 2017.[5][6][7]

Number Player Position Height (m) Weight (kg) Birth date
1   Anna Werblińska Outside hitter 1.78 65 (1984-05-14) 14 May 1984 (age 35)
2   Mariola Zenik Libero 1.73 67 (1982-07-03) 3 July 1982 (age 37)
3   Madelaynne Montaño Opposite 1.85 68 (1983-01-06) 6 January 1983 (age 36)
4   Katarzyna Gajgał-Anioł Middle blocker 1.91 85 (1981-09-21) 21 September 1981 (age 37)
6   Agnieszka Bednarek-Kasza Middle blocker 1.85 70 (1986-02-20) 20 February 1986 (age 33)
7   Malwina Smarzek Outside hitter 1.91 79 (1996-06-03) 3 June 1996 (age 23)
8   Izabela Bełcik Setter 1.86 70 (1980-11-29) 29 November 1980 (age 38)
9   Magdalena Stysiak Outside hitter 1.99 80 (2000-12-03) 3 December 2000 (age 18)
11   Stefana Veljković Middle blocker 1.90 76 (1990-01-09) 9 January 1990 (age 29)
13   Nikola Abramajtyz Middle blocker 1.85 74 (1997-02-13) 13 February 1997 (age 22)
14   Joanna Wołosz Setter 1.81 71 (1990-04-07) 7 April 1990 (age 29)
15   Jelena Blagojević Outside hitter 1.81 67 (1988-12-01) 1 December 1988 (age 30)
16   Aleksandra Jagieło Outside hitter 1.80 68 (1980-06-02) 2 June 1980 (age 39)
17   Aleksandra Krzos Libero 1.81 71 (1989-06-23) 23 June 1989 (age 30)
18   Katarzyna Zaroślińska Opposite 1.87 79 (1987-02-03) 3 February 1987 (age 32)

Philippine Air Force Women's Volleyball Team

For the Premier Volleyball League 1st Season Open Conference:

Philippine Air Force Jet Spikers
No. Last Name First Name Position Ht. Wt. Birth Date
1   Crisostomo Mae Denisse Libero 5'0"  kg
2   Andres Mickaela Danielle Outside Hitter  kg
4   Yongco Iari Opposite Hitter 5'10" 63 kg (1990-09-09) 9 September 1990 (age 29)
5   Balmaceda Mary Ann Libero  kg
6   Pantino May Ann Outside Hitter 5'10"  kg (1989-05-18) 18 May 1989 (age 30)
7   Semana Wendy Anne Setter 5'3" 57 kg (1986-02-15) 15 February 1986 (age 33)
8   Andaya Gena Keeshia Setter  kg
9   Cabalsa Jozza Mae Outside Hitter  kg
10   Palomata Dell Middle Blocker 6'3"  kg
11   Caballejo Judy Ann Opposite Hitter 5'8" 75 kg (1991-07-08) 8 July 1991 (age 28)
12   Cases Joy Gazelle Outside Hitter 5'6" 58 kg (1988-12-16) 16 December 1988 (age 30)
14   Abanto Anna Camille Opposite Hitter  kg
16   Antipuesto Angel Mae Middle Blocker 5'10"  kg (1993-05-02) 2 May 1993 (age 26)
17   Tapic Jocemer Middle Blocker 5'9" 58 kg (1992-06-28) 28 June 1992 (age 27)

Perlas Spikers

For the Premier Volleyball League 1st Season Open Conference:

BPI Globe BanKo Perlas Spikers
No. Name Pos Height Weight Spike Block Date of birth
1   Ryssabel Devanadera Middle Blocker 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) (1987-11-27) November 27, 1987 (age 31)
3   Suzanne Roces Opposite Hitter 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) (1985-01-27) January 27, 1985 (age 34)
4   Charisse Vernon Ancheta Setter 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
5   Ma. Carmina Denise Acevedo Opposite Hitter 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) (1989-04-28) April 28, 1989 (age 30)
7   Katherine Adrielle R. Bersola Middle Blocker 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 61.5 kg (136 lb) (1996-03-18) March 18, 1996 (age 23)
8   Jorella Marie de Jesus Outside Hitter 1.52 m (5 ft 0 in) 55 kg (121 lb) (1993-08-17) August 17, 1993 (age 26)
9   Amanda Maria Villanueva Outside Hitter 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 53 kg (117 lb) (1992-03-09) March 9, 1992 (age 27)
10   Mary Mae Tajima Middle Blocker 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) (1994-12-26) December 26, 1994 (age 24)
12   Jamenea Ferrer Setter 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in) 64 kg (141 lb) (1991-12-12) December 12, 1991 (age 27)
13   Ma. Beatriz Dominique Tan Outside Hitter/Libero 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in) 64 kg (141 lb) (1989-08-17) August 17, 1989 (age 30)
14   Rapril Aguilar Outside Hitter 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 60 kg (130 lb) (1990-04-20) April 20, 1990 (age 29)
16   Rongomaipapa Amy Ahomiro Middle Hitter 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 173 cm (68 in) (1992-05-01) May 1, 1992 (age 27)
17   Ma. Gizelle Jessica Tan Libero 1.55 m (5 ft 1 in) 51 kg (112 lb) (1994-11-07) November 7, 1994 (age 24)
19   Nicole Anne Tiamzon Outside Hitter 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 56.7 kg (125 lb) (1995-11-03) November 3, 1995 (age 23)

Rationale

There should be just one standard layout for clubs rosters. We should discuss if colors should be added, taking into account the WP:COLOUR accessibility and/or color abuse.

Comments

Please: @Hariboneagle927, PetarM, CeeGee, Tahamzd, Blue Square Thing, Jonesey95, and Arielslytherin: @Noncommittalp, DariaPolonia, BTechTV, Ases52, Tomcat7, ปฏิวัติ ปวนจีน, and Elly mino: @Karma-AH, Attilios, Kante4, Vitor Brto, Dongmin1994, Snowflake91, and Mmhuang: @Iamdumdum, Imleopadilla, TjBison, Tomarzig, Rickt11, and PP2014: you are invited to comment here. I would vote for use the KPS Chemik Police and WVC Dynamo Kazan model, this models is being used in all the Women's Volleyball Thailand League clubs articles. I do not know why the Fenerbahçe Women's Volleyball appears in the next section, here and the clubs' article too. The headings have no colors added and the columns are adecuate without too many details. Positions with no links. The separate column for country is too much, like Fenerbahçe. Also officials and coaches should appear the same, we should discuss this subject. Please no college, no made up columns, just standard ones. Please comment here. --Osplace 16:18, 6 January 2018 (UTC)

I am in favor of the KPS Chemik Police and Dynamo Kazan model as well. Just the essentials and just the details that are easier to source (height, birthdate, nationality). Reach, spike, etc are too technical and also harder to source. Just the head coach/team manager can be stated in plain text before the table (see Fenerbahçe). No colors for standardization. While college sports are big in some countries (USA and Philippines) it isn't true for other countries so the column should be scrapped.Hariboneagle927 (talk) 16:27, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
I am in favor of the Voléro Zürich model. This model is also the one commonly used in national teams competitions (see 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix squads and Volleyball at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's team rosters for example). It would be nice to use the same pattern in both clubs and national teams squads. Arielslytherin (talk) 16:51, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
I could get weight at cyclers, since climbing is a must. Libero here dont jump much. But otherwise spike and block are very must for me. So let have them all. While for Model KPS Chemik Police is good. --PetarM (talk) 17:04, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
In favor of WVC Dynamo Kazan and KPS Chemik Police models. Rick (talk) 01:49, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
I think details is very important. I'm in favor to have them all. --Mmhuang (talk) 13:15, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
@Mmhuang: Do you mean to have all kind of rosters models? --Osplace 16:20, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
I wanted all of you to express your opinions, before giving mine. I am in favor of KPS Chemik Police and Dynamo Kazan model, no colors. --Osplace 16:23, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
No. I mean we should be selecting 1 model but, we should have all the details of each player. Like the spike and block. And the last team the player played for. Mmhuang (talk) 12:05, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
Oh wow! All the details, plus the last team the player played for. That would be really detailed @Mmhuang, Hariboneagle927, Arielslytherin, PetarM, and Rickt11:. It is too much work for existing and upcomming articles.
WP Volleyball signed members @Princeofpersia1, Attilios, Jaco IV, Pedeshtrian, Tomarzig, and Lon123: have a say, and active contributors @Noncommittalp, DariaPolonia, Plastikspork, Almagestas, I dream of horses, Tomcat7, Gkouster, Chris.astrtas565, Vitor Brto, ปฏิวัติ ปวนจีน, and Akocsg:, and senior contributors @Materialscientist, Kante4, Ser Amantio di Nicolao, Leesw616, and CeeGee: words would be greatly appreciated. --Osplace 22:55, 11 January 2018 (UTC)
I agree with Arielslytherin. --Leesw616 09:26, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
Hello. After reviewing your comments, I'd like to express my opinion. For me, Volero Zurich model is the best. Also, I could take KPS Chemik Police into consideration, but I'm not a fan of 'Date of birth' column as a last one. It looks much better and it is more clear when 'Date of birth' column is second, after names, and position is the last one in the table. Details such as an attack or block are important, but for quick information the most important is the number, nationality, name, date of birth, (optional: height), position. Do you think that 'shortened tables' could be included in club articles, and full of detailed tables only for rosters in the league or tournament? - DariaPolonia (talk) 19:21, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
In my opinion a compination of the WVC Dynamo Kazan and the Volero Zurich model would be great. I think the Volero Zurich model without the "Spike" and "Block" could work for clubs rosters. The Volero Zurich model is just too descriptive for clubs. I think it's the best for national teams but I don't really like it for clubs, it just looks too much for me. --Aster565 (talk) 22:19, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
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