DELA CRUZ, Charlene S.
2-A6 Tues. 10:00-12:00
Prof. Renato Echavez Jr.
I. HISTORY OF VOLLEYBALL Volleyball originated in the United States in 1895 as a blend of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball.
Today, volleyball has spread to 211 countries around the world, and is recognized as a truly international, widely played, popular sport.
In 1895, William G. Morgan, an instructor at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in Holyoke, Mass. Morgan created the game of volleyball, at that time called mintonette.
In 1896, the first official game of Volleyball was played at Springfield College.
In the year 1900, Volleyball was popular enough that a new ball was customized for the sport.
Five years later, Volleyball also spread to Cuba. This international signified the start of the Volleyball era.
In 1907, Volleyball was presented at the Playground of America convention as one of the most popular sports. This was the first credit the sport received, and helped to further the sport recognition.
Over the next five years volleyball spread to Central American countries.
In 1913, volleyball was held in the Far Eastern Games. This was the first official volleyball competition.
In 1916, volleyball had arrived in YMCA Brazil and South America. The set and spike was first executed in the Philippines. This offensive system altered how the game was played. For the first time the ball was set in a high trajectory and then spiked by a teammate. The Filipinos created the kill, known in United States as bomba. The bomba was named after the attacker called the bomberino.
Rules and tournaments came about as a result of the formation of the United States Volleyball Association USVBA. The first U.S. Open was staged, as the field was open to non-YMCA squads. The United States Volleyball Association (USVBA) was formed in 1928 and recognized as the rules-making, governing body in the