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Volleyball

History

Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team’s court under organized rules. * Founded by William G. Morgan * February 9th 1895 Holyoke, Massachusetts * Originally called mintonette * The game was designed to be a combination of basketball, baseball, tennis, handball. * First volleyball net was a tennis net, 6ft 6inches high.

FIVB
International Federation of Volleyball * This is the governing body for indoor, beach and grass volleyball located in Switzerland. * In 1964 volleyball officially became part of the summer Olympic Games.

Volleyball Associations and Federations

USVBA
United States Volleyball Association
AVP
American Volleyball Professionals
NPVA
New Providence Volleyball Association
BVF
Bahamas Volleyball Federation
CVC
Caribbean Volleyball Championships
NORCECA
North Central American and Caribbean Confederation

Aspects of the Game

Volleyball is started with a serve. There are three types of serves: * Under hand * Over hand * Jump
One chance to serve, five seconds to serve.
Each team is allowed three touches before the ball is passed over the net. The touches are normally called bump, set, spike.
There are three types of passes: * Under hand pass / bump * Over hand pass / set / flick * Spike / attack / kill

Point System

High School: first two sets 25 points third set 15 points
College / I’ntl: first four sets 30 points fifth set 15 points ( must win my two points)

What is a Rally?

A rally is when a team allowed as many as three consecutive touches until a team makes a kill grounding on the opponents court and winning the rally or a team commits a fault and loses the rally. The team that wins the rally wins the point.…...

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