1895: William G. Morgan (1870-1942) created the game of volleyball but called the game Mintonette. 1896: The first exhibition match of volleyball is played at Springfield College (called International YMCA Training school in 1896). 1900: A special ball was designed for the sport.
After an observer, Alfred Halstead, noticed the volleying nature of the game at its first exhibition match in 1896, played at the International YMCA Training School (now called Springfield College), the game quickly became known as volleyball (it was originally spelled as two words: "volley ball "). Volleyball rules were slightly modified by the International YMCA Training School and the game spread around the country to various YMCAs.
A four-year cycle of international volleyball events, recommended by the FIVB, began in 1969 with World Cup championships, to be held in the year following the Olympic Games; the second year is the World Championships; in the third the regional events are held (e.g., European championships, Asian Games, African Games, Pan American Games); and in the fourth year the Olympic Games.
POLAND – RUSSIA, WORLD CUP 2006 (3:2) After a heavy, five-set match, Polish volleyball players defeated the Russian team 3-2. The decisive match in the group stage gave the Polish team a promotion to the best four in the world championship. On the first set, the best element of Polish volleyball players’ game was a tight block.
Union City hosted Titusville in a non-region match on Tuesday night. The girls used the strength of a large crowd lead by a strong student section being dubbed “The Wild Thingz” by McCray and Son Broadcasting. The Lady Bears swept the Rockets in 3 games winning 25-17, 25-12, and 25-13.
High school roundup: G-E-T volleyball wins second match of year. Cotter's Piper Gerdes (7) spikes the ball as Rushford-Peterson's Tayler Helgemoe (9) goes up for the block during Tuesday's game at ...
Volleyball Coach A coach is the person in charge of a team. Coaches make all the big decisions for the team submitting the line up, calling time-outs, communicating with referees, etc. Volleyball Referee The referee is the person controlling the flow of the match. Organized volleyball is played with two referees controlling the match.
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