The head coach Nery Tambeiro took the leadership of Brazil´s Under 21 team this year with the challenge to qualify for the U21 World Championship and bring Brazil back to the top of the podium. Tambeiro has been the head coach of the Minas Tênis Clube (one of the most traditional teams in Brazil) in the last three seasons and did a great job with young teams. Before to come to Minas Tênis Clube, Tambeiro also worked with traditional teams such as Sesi-SP, Montes Claros and Unisul. He also worked with coaches Marcos Miranda and Alemão in the beach volleyball with the team Sandra Pires and Ana Paula. He helped the team to qualify to the Athens Olympic Games/04 when they finished at fifth place.