Volleyball is the second most popular sport in the world today, exceeded only by soccer. It was invented by William G. Morgan in 1895 at a YMCA in Holyoke for middle aged men who needed something less strenuous than basketball. The sport has changed much over the years and Mr. Morgan would probably not recognize the game today.
The sport involves two teams separated by a net who contact a volleyball a maximum of three times before it crosses the net to the other team. If the ball hits the floor on the other side of court in bounds or the opponents cannot return the ball, the serving team gets a point.
The first team to score 15 points wins the game. The winning team must win by two points. Play continues until one team has a two-point advantage. The team to win two games in a match wins the match. A third game will not be played unless it is necessary to determine the winner of a match. Rally scoring will be used in the third game of the match.
Player Positions- The position of players in order of the serve shall be Right Back, Right Front, Center Front, Left Front, Left Back and Center Back. At the moment of serve-
a. all players except the server will be in the teams playing area, b. all players shall be in correct serving order. Each right side player shall have at least one foot touching the floor closer to the right sideline than both feet of the center player in the corresponding row. Each left side player shall have at least one foot touching the floor closer to the left sideline than both feet of the center player in the corresponding row. Each front-row player shall have at least part of one foot touching the floor closer to the center line than both feet of the corresponding back row player. c. After the ball is contacted for the serve, players may move from their positions.
Out of Bounds- A ball is out of bounds and becomes dead when it a. Touches a wall, objects mounted flush with a wall