2017 Asian Youth Boys Volleyball Championship
Iranian Youth Volleyball team as the most honorable team of Asia has recorded seven Asian championships with six consecutive ones from 2005 to 2014. The national volleyball team of Iranian youth in their ninth presence are seeking their seven successive titles.
As the Public Relations of Volleyball Federation reported, the 11th Asian Boy’s U19 Championship as the World Qualification tournament will begin from 28 March to 5 April in Naypyidaw, Myanmar with 14 participating teams.
The defending Iranian youth boys is in pool B with Bangladesh and South Korea in the preliminary round. They will rest on the first day and then battle against South Korea and Bangladesh respectively the days after.
A: Hong Kong, Myanmar, Australia
B: South Korea, Bangladesh, Iran
C: Thailand, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Japan
D: Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, China, Chinese Taipei
Glories of Iran in Youth Age Groups:
The Asian Boy’s U19 Championship was first hosted in Philippine in 2007 when Iran was absent in the first two editions. Iran has participated in all editions since 2001. Out of eight total presence, Iran named the most honored team of Asia with seven championships and one vice-championship.
The power will maintain at least up to six more editions because the second honorable team of Asia that is South Korea with one gold, three silver, and one bronze cannot fill the gap to reach the glories of Iran to replace them.
India (1 gold, 1 silver, 2bronze), Chinese Taipei (2 gold, 2 bronze) are respectively the third and fourth teams of Asia. The fifth, sixth, and seventh places go to Japan (3 silver, 2 bronze), China (2 silver, 3 bronze), and North Korea (1 bronze).
In terms of quantity, Australia, Chinese Taipei, and China attended in all ten editions of Asian Youth Championship. Japanese and South Korean youths has nine participation while India, Iran, and Thailand experienced eight presence each.
Championship in 2014 without missing any single set
The national youth volleyball team of Iran in the previous edition in 2014 defended championship without missing any single set. Mohammad Vakili, coaches the ex-players who are now part of junior squad. Coach Vakili is still working as the head coach with the new youth boys to transfer his knowledge and experiences to them as he is successful to work with this age group.
The national youth volleyball team of Iran in the previous edition in 2014 defended championship without missing any single set. Mohammad Vakili coached the ex-players who are now part of junior squad. Coach Vakili is still appointed the head coach to transfer his knowledge and experiences to the youth, as he is successful to work with this age group.
In the preliminary round, youth boys rout past Qatar, India, Bahrain and beat the powerhouse South Korea, and Japan in straight set advanced to the quarterfinal.
The youth boys of Iran defend championship by blanking Australia, China, and Japan (two times) in the quarterfinal, semifinal, and final rounds.
A Snapshot of 10 Editions:
The Islamic Republic of Iran hosted four editions in 2001, 2005, 2010, and 2012. In the last hosting experience, Iran, China, Japan, and South Korea claimed the top four spots.
Sri Lanka experienced two hosting in 2008 and 2014 while Philippine (1997), Chinese Taipei (1999), India (2003), and Malaysia (2007) each recorded one-time hosting.
Based upon the planning of AVC, the tournament was not held in 2016 and postponed to 2017. The match is to be held every two years afterwards.
The host & the top four teams of previous editions:
Philippine (1997): Chinese Taipei, South Korea, japan, China
Chinese Taipei (1999): South Korea, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia
Iran (2001): Iran, South Korea, Chinese Taipei, North Korea
India (2003): India, Iran, North Korea, China
Iran (2005): Iran, South Korea, India, Chinese Taipei
Malaysia (2007): Iran, India, China, South Korea
Sri Lanka (2008): Iran, Japan, India, China
Iran (2010): Iran, China, South Korea, India
Iran (2012): Iran, China, Japan, South Korea
Sri Lanka (2014): Iran, Japan, China, Chinese Taipei
Myanmar (2017): ?