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History of Volleyball

History of Volleyball

Volleyball is a well-known ball game sport played with a net in center on a court between two teams and each team consists of six players. A player punches the ball across the net and the aim is to make points against the opposite team by grounding the ball. Only three contacts is allowed to each team with the ball before it is hit to the side of opposite team. The net is placed at a height of 6 inches and 6 foot. But it can be lowered if children are playing the game.

Volleyball is a famous ball game sport played on a court with a center net between two teams each consisting six players. A ball is punched across the net and the objective is to score points against the opposing team by grounding the ball. Each team is only allowed three contacts with the ball before it is hit to the opposite side. The net has a height of 6 foot 6 inches. However it can be lowered in case the game is played by children. In 4895, William Morgan of YMCA, physical instructor, created a game named Mintonette. This game was for older members of YMCA who were looking for skill and not strength.

The real name provided to the game was Mintonette, it was provided by Morgan and was selected as a bouncer to Badminton and this game was impressive in making rules for Volleyball. The name was not very attractive. Alfred Halstead, a spectator during that time noticed that there was too much of volleying going on inside the court and the name Volleyball was chosen soon because of that. The first official rules for Volleyball was published by the Athletic League of the YMCA of North America in 1897. It became successful after the publication of rules. Spalding created a ball having rubber inside the basket ball during the same year, it was modernized later so that the weight of this ball was adjusted 8 to 10 ounces and the perimeter was 26 inches. The game very quickly spread throughout USA and it was played in 1905 in Cuba, byPhilippinesin 1910 andJapanin 1908.

The rules of the game were modified in 1900 for eliminating the innings explained by Morgan. The rules were once again changed in 1912 to experience the realities of the game as the players were much energetic and younger. The size of the court was also increased but the number of players was still only 6 in each team.