Yuri Vyacheslavovich Arkhangelsk, a retired man born in 1938, whose entire life is somehow connected with volleyball. He trains the "Sphere" team, the same sports veterans. He treats his charges in a fatherly way, calling them boys. Every year they participate in a sports volleyball tournament, in which they have never risen above third place. Will Yuri Vyacheslavovich and his "boys" be able to turn the tide this time?