Team profile


As they head this year for their eighth consecutive and 14th overall appearance at the FIVB World Championship, the Netherlands will hope to build on the success of 2015. After winning bronze at the FIVB World Grand Prix in Bangkok, the Netherlands capped the year capped with a silver at the European Championship. A memorable season was followed by an impressive fourth place finish at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and another silver at the 2017 European Championship.
Rio 2016 was the Netherlands' best Olympic performance. In their other two appearances, at Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996, they finished sixth and fifth respectively.
The Netherlands have also enjoyed success in the European Championships, winning gold in 1995, silver in 1991, 2009, 2015 and 2017, and taking the bronze in 1985.
The Netherlands’ biggest success in the FIVB World League came in 2007 when, after finishing the Intercontinental Round in fifth place, the team stormed through the Final Six in Ningbo undefeated to claim gold. They won another medal in 2016, after edging Russia 3-2 in the bronze medal match.
The Dutch made it through to the Final Six of the inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations League this year, narrowly missing out on the medals and finishing fifth.
The Netherlands’ best World Championship ranking so far is seventh place (1998), but after continued success over the last three years, fans will be hoping for this team to cause an upset and compete for a podium place.


Jamie Morrison

Jamie Morrison

Jamie Morrison has been present as assistant coach to Karch Kiraly at several of the big successes of USA, including, most recently, the gold medals at the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship in Milan, the 2015 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix in Omaha and the bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The 37-year-old Californian started his coaching career when he was only 19 years old at first in college volleyball before he was appointed assistant coach of Hugh McCutcheon with the American men’s National Team, including the gold-medal winning squads at the FIVB Volleyball World League in 2012 and the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Since 2015 Morrison has been assistant coach at the Turkish top club VakifBank Istanbul under head coach Giovanni Guidetti, whom he replaced at the helm of The Netherlands.


  • Team Manager Nicole Rodriguez
  • Assistant coach Eelco Beijl
  • Second Assistant Coach Alessandro Beltrami
  • Doctor Ingrid Paul
  • Physiotherapist Rinke Van Den Brink





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
2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 6 3 2.000 202 177 1.141
2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 4 5 0.800 183 201 0.910
2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 6 0.666 207 214 0.967