Volleyball: Game and Sport

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Spike’d Out
By: Jordan C. Palmares

GROWING up in an all boys school, it was evident that some sports were favored more compared to the others. P.E class was that special time of the week for students to relax and unwind from the burden of academics. Basketball, Soccer, and Baseball were always the top picks that everyone looked forward to playing. I must admit, I’m a fan of team sports that require not only plenty of skill but teamwork as well. I suppose that’s why these three would definitely be at the top of my list. However; with every favorite sport, there would always be that one sport that you would rather avoid. It’s not that I have anything against this sport; it’s just that I never really found it appealing; I didn’t give it a chance and never fully learned it in the process.

Truth be told, Volleyball is a famous Olympic sport known worldwide. It may not be as famous as Soccer or Basketball but this sport gets much recognition from both local and international scenes. Many games are shown frequently on various sports channels on TV such as Balls, ESPN, and Star Sports. Despite the sport’s overall popularity, sadly Volleyball never really had a marvelous reputation for me back in high school. Oftentimes, this sport would be regarded as the “gay sport” since majority of our gay classmates were fond of this sport. I’m not trying to stereotype, nor am I trying to be mean or sexist. There’s nothing wrong with being gay, but Volleyball as a sport shouldn’t be viewed this way. Sports are there for everyone to enjoy, we should never limit the people who play it. Perhaps this is a common misconception among the youth and could be a reason why this sport isn’t as well loved compared to the others. Looking back, I shouldn’t have been too absorbed with the sports that I only knew. If I wasn’t so judgmental and more open minded instead, maybe I would have been good at another sport today.

After surfing the web for some time, I realized that Volleyball...
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