History of Volleyball:
Who invented volleyball?
William G. Morgan (1870-1942) born in State of New York, USA. He was a director of physical education at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA).
Why was volleyball invented?
Mr Morgan was looking for a game that was less violent and intense than basketball (a popular and new sport at that time) that would be suitable for the older people
Where was volleyball invented?
Holyoke (State of Massachusetts, USA)
How was volleyball invented?
Through experiments based on Mr Morgan's own experience and training methods. The idea of the net was borrowed from the game of tennis. The net was raised to just above the height of an average man (6 feet 6 inches or 1.98m). The company, A.G. Spaldings and Bros. was commissioned to make a ball with a rubber inner tube and leather cover, circumference of 25 to 27 inches (63.5 to 68.6 cm and weight of 9 to 12 ounces (252 to 336 grams).
How did the name volleyball came about?
Volleyball was originally named Mintonette. However, at the first demonstration game held before a congregation of YMCA Physical Education Directors in 1896, Professor Alfred T. Halstead observed the ball's unique volley action while in play and proposed to re-name the game after its visual characteristic. The congregation agreed to the name, Volley Ball. The name was later spelt as one word when in 1952, the US Volleyball Association voted in favour of doing so. How did volleyball spread around the world?
The game spread through the Young Men's (and Women's) Christian Associations around the world, starting from Canada (1900) to Asia, South America, Europe and Africa.
Volleyball Basic Rules
THE SERVE( A ) Server must serve from behind the restraining line ( end line ) until after contact.( B ) Ball may be served underhand or overhand.( C ) Ball must be clearly visible to opponents before serve.( D ) Served ball may graze the net and drop to the other side for point.( E ) First game serve is determined by a volley, each subsequent game shall be served by the previous game loser.( F ) Serve must be returned by a bump only. no setting or attacking a serve.SCORINGRally scoring will be used.There will be a point scored on every score of the ball.Offense will score on a defense miss or out of bounds hit.Defense will score on an offensive miss, out of bounds hit, or serve into the net.Game will be played to 25 pts.Must win by 2 points.ROTATION( A ) Team will rotate each time they win the serve.( B ) Players shall rotate in a clockwise manner.( C ) There shall be 4-6 players on each side.PLAYING THE GAME ( VOLLEY )( A ) Maximum of three hits per side.( B ) Player may not hit the ball twice in succession ( A block is not considered a hit ).( C ) Ball may be played off the net during a volley and on serve.( D ) A ball touching a boundary line is good.( E ) A legal hit is contact with the ball by a player body above and including the waist which does not allow the ball to visibly come to a rest.( F ) If two or more players contact the ball simultaneously, it is considered one play and the players involved may not participate in the next play.( G ) A player must not block or attack a serve.( H ) Switching positions will be allowed only between front line players. ( After the serve only ).BASIC VIOLATIONS( A ) Stepping on or over the line on a serve.( B ) Failure to serve the ball over the net successfully.( C ) Hitting the ball illegally ( Carrying, Palming, Throwing, etc. ).( D ) Touches of the net with any part of the body while the ball is in play. If the ball is driven into the net with such force that it causes the net to contact an opposing player, no foul will be called, and the ball shall continue to be in play.( E ) Reaching over the net, except under these conditions:1 - When executing a follow-through.2 - When blocking a ball which is in the opponents court but is being returned ( the blocker must not contact the ball until after the...
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