Episodes
In this episode, I go over the playoff race for both Pool A(1:41), and Pool B (28:45) of the men's volleyball tournament in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. I also dig deep into the stats for each team, trying to figure out who is playing well, who isn't, and what trends will define the rest of the Olympic tournament.  The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's volleyball in the analytical and in-depth way that we expect of media in the big 4 American sports. If you like the podcast,...
Published 07/28/21
Once again I am joined by Rob St. Claire to break down Pool B just ahead of the Olympic competition. We go over our picks for who will make it out of the group phase, who should start on team France, and discuss team USA's odds without Aaron Russell.  Check out Rob on the Deep Corner: https://vla.podomatic.com/  On instagram: @rstclaire1 and Around the VLA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHzRQnSQ7lQ The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's volleyball in the analytical...
Published 07/23/21
In this episode of the 51 Volleyball podcast, we FINALLY get to talk about the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Today I am joined by the best person possible to join me in this conversation, VLA commentator and all-around volleyball guy Rob St. Claire. We are starting the week off with Pool A, which includes not only Canada (a team near and dear to my heart), but also some of the top volleyball nations on the planet in Italy and Poland as well as the hosts Japan.  Check out Rob on the Deep...
Published 07/19/21
On this action packed episode of the FiveOne Volleyball podcast, I break down the match ups between Slovenia-Poland & France-Brazil taking place in the VNL 2021 final 4, and then give my 'team of the tournament' as well as give a rating out of 10 for each national team's current level of play and future potential.  Watch the VNL matches on volleyballworld.tv  The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's volleyball in the analytical and in-depth way that we expect of media...
Published 06/24/21
In this episode, I go over the situation in volleyball nations league 2021 heading into the last round of the pool play round (1:05) before talking about the release of the Olympic rosters for both the USA men's national team (14:25) and the French men's national team (28:05).  Watch the VNL matches on volleyballworld.tv  The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's volleyball in the analytical and in-depth way that we expect of media in the big 4 American sports. If you like...
Published 06/20/21
International volleyball is back! On this episode of the podcast, I give one insight I gained from watching the first week of volleyball nations league 2021. Then I share the audio from my YouTube recap, prewhich you can find on YouTube.    The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's volleyball in the analytical and in-depth way that we expect of media in the big 4 American sports. If you like the podcast, check out my commentary videos on my YouTube channel: FiveOne...
Published 06/02/21
On this episode I am joined by VLA commentator, European Volleyball Show co-host, and expert volleyball analyst Rob St. Claire to preview the last four teams taking part in the VNL before the tournament starts on Friday.  Check out Rob on the Deep Corner: https://vla.podomatic.com/  and Around the VLA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHzRQnSQ7lQ The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's volleyball in the analytical and in-depth way that we expect of media in the big 4...
Published 05/26/21
In this episode of the FiveOne Volleyball podcast, I go over the next four teams in my VNL rankings and break down their strengths, weaknesses, and important roster decisions. I also discuss the VLA Cup, the biggest tournament in America's newest best professional league.  The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's volleyball in the analytical and in-depth way that we expect of media in the big 4 American sports. If you like the podcast, check out my commentary videos on my...
Published 05/22/21
I am joined by one of the best, loudest, most Canadian voices in volleyball, Everett of Volleyball Source, to break down into detail the situation of the Canadian men's national team this summer. We also preview Canada's arch rivals Argentina, as well as recap an incredible Super Finals. Watch the video version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW8tMATBeXQ Follow Volleyball Source on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/volleyballsource/ The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional...
Published 05/07/21
In this short episode I break down the SuperFinals match taking place in Verona on May 1st with Bogdan from Volleyball Explained. Check out my last podcast if you want the rest of this great conversation. Follow Volleyball Explained on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/volleyballexplained and FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/volleyballexplained or his podcast: https://anchor.fm/volleyball-explained The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's volleyball in the analytical and...
Published 04/30/21
In this episode I am joined by fellow volleyball content creator and super knowledgeable guy Bogdan from Volleyball Explained to break down the most recent Italian and Polish league finals and preview my #12 and #11 ranked VNL teams - Bulgaria and Japan. We go over their potential rosters and the biggest story lines for their teams this season including Nishida's prospects in Europe. Follow Volleyball Explained on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Evr0peeca and FaceBook:...
Published 04/23/21
In this episode I preview the situations for Germany (5:05) & new challenger Slovenia (14:50) as my next two ranked teams for VNL 2021. I also talk about the huge news of Vital Heynen getting fired in the middle of the finals series with Lube and recap the playoffs situation in the big 3 leagues (22:10). The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's volleyball in the analytical and in-depth way that we expect of media in the big 4 American sports. If you like the podcast, check...
Published 04/16/21
A recap of the playoffs situation in the major European men's volleyball leagues (1:43), including Italy, Russia, Poland, Germany, and more. Also the first preview of this year's volleyball nations league (23:08), which is rapidly approaching! I go over my bottom two teams in the power rankings and try and predict how they will fare. The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's volleyball in the analytical and in-depth way that we expect of media in the big 4 American sports. If...
Published 04/09/21
On this episode of the podcast, I recap two exciting five-set matches of the Italian league semifinals (1:05), talk about the playoff situation in Poland (9:00), and Russia (12:15), and talk about the players that you may not know will be big parts of their national team's this summer (15:50). The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's volleyball in the analytical and in-depth way that we expect of media in the big 4 American sports. If you like the podcast, check out my...
Published 03/29/21
In this episode I preview the away matches in the Champions League semifinals (1:25) and then recap the playoff situation in the Italian, Polish, Russian, Brazilian, German, and French leagues (12:30). Listen to get caught up on what is going on in the world of pro volleyball! The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's volleyball in the analytical and in-depth way that we expect of media in the big 4 American sports. If you like the podcast, check out my commentary videos on my...
Published 03/22/21
In this solo episode of the FiveOne Volleyball podcast, I go over the winner of the Plusliga had they used the AU scoring system, a recap of the official first round of playoff matches in Italy, a brief champions League preview, and a discussion with Rob and Everett about whether the rules in volleyball need to change. Remember to follow Everett on Volleyball Source 2.0 on YouTube, and Rob St. Claire on the Deep Corner Podcast. The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's...
Published 03/13/21
On this episode of the FiveOne volleyball podcast, I join Everett of Volleyball Source and Rob St. Claire of the VLA and Deep Corner podcast for a stream win which we break down the Champions League quarterfinals matchups for both the men & the women. I had to split this one into 2 parts because it was so long so look out for part 2 tomorrow! Check out the full video on the Volleyball Source 2.0 YouTube channel. The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's volleyball in the...
Published 03/06/21
In this episode, I answer all the inquiries you guys posed in my Instagram story (@fiveonevb), including lots of Champions League preview questions, transfer rumours, and more. The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's volleyball in the analytical and in-depth way that we expect of media in the big 4 American sports. Also, check out my videos on my YouTube channel: FiveOne Volleyball.
Published 03/01/21
Enjoy this interview I did with Greg Meade, the cofounder of CrossNet,. We talk about the origin story of crossnet, how they select CrossNet athletes, and I get his his opinion on a range of other topics. Something a little different on the podcast, but I hope you learn something! The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's volleyball in the analytical and in-depth way that we expect of media in the big 4 American sports. If you like the podcast, check out the videos on my...
Published 02/25/21
In this episode, myself and Everett Delorme (thatvolleyballguy) talk  a bit of french league (00:45), do a deep dive into the Italian league playoffs (13:30), and discuss some pressing topics facing volleyball fans today. Check out @thatvolleyballguy on twitch or the VolleyballSource 2.0 podcast on YouTube to get some great Canadian and pro volleyball content. The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's volleyball in the analytical and in-depth way that we expect of media in the...
Published 02/20/21
In this episode (solo this time), I go over the biggest question for all teams participating in the Champions League quarterfinals after an exciting draw on Friday (2:41), as well as preview the new preliminary round that is coming up to determine the final playoff spots in the Italian Superlega (20:10). The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's volleyball in the analytical and in-depth way that we expect of media in the big 4 American sports. If you like the podcast, check out...
Published 02/13/21
In this episode, I am joined by Everett Delorme of Volleyball Source, who many of you might remember as a former collaborator and one of the sharpest content creators in volleyball. WE go over some trending topics, including a Champions League preview and picking our Italian League all-star teams. Give @volleyballsource a follow if you are a fan of Canadian and pro volleyball content. 
Published 02/05/21
Today I am joined by Nicolas Doucet, proprietor of the @volleysportnews Instagram page which covers pro men's volleyball in depth every day of the week! First we preview the Italian Cup taking place this weekend (4:03), then recap the biggest teams and stories in the top French league (21:42), and finally talk a little bit about the Olympics (35:37) . Give Nicolas a follow if you want even more updates about pro volleyball!
Published 01/30/21
Hey Volleyball fans. In this episode, I recap some surprising news coming out of Poland as well as recap some of the major games taking place around the big leagues in Europe. I also share the three rules in volleyball, that in my opinion, don't really make sense to continue. The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's volleyball in the analytical and in-depth way that we expect of media in the big 4 American sports. If you like the podcast, check out the videos on my YouTube...
Published 01/22/21
On this episode of the FiveOne Volleyball podcast, I go over major matches from Poland (4;00), Russia (11:26), and Italy (15:33), including an incredible comeback from Verva Warszawa and a tight battle from Milano against Lube Civitanova without their starting setter. Then I bring a new twist to the volleyball stock market, choosing my underrated and overrated players & teams (with the proper terminology of course). The FiveOne Volleyball podcast covers professional men's volleyball in...
Published 01/15/21