Volleyball

Volleyball

Porsha Allen, Author

Volleyball was invented in 1895 by  William G. Morgan. Volleyball is a game played by 2 teams with 6 players on both sides of the court. The positions of each player are outside hitter, opposite, setter, middle blocker, libero, defensive specialist, and serving specialist. The hardest position out of all these is set because you are the second pass to the hitters and if the set is bad they will get a bad hit. The easiest position is the libero. A libero is a server as a defensive specialist. The best is libero because it’s the most important spot on the court.  The rules of volleyball are  6 players on the court 3 in the front row and 3 in the back row. Points are made on every service for the winning team of the rally (rally-point scoring). Players may not hit the ball twice in succession (a block is not considered a hit). The ball may be played off the net during a volley and on a serve. A ball hitting a boundary line is in. A ball is out if it hits the antennae, the floor completely outside the court, any of the net or cables outside the antennae, the referee stand or pole, or the ceiling above a non-playable area. It is legal to contact the ball with any part of a player’s body. It is illegal to catch, hold or throw the ball. A player cannot block or attack a serve from on or inside the 10-foot line. After the serve, front-line players may switch positions at the net. Matches are made up of sets; the number depends on the level of play. The competition began in 1913 with the first Far East game in Manila. Girls and boys can play volleyball, it’s not just a one-gender sport. The article states” Volleyball is often played by both males and females.  However, many believe it to be true that the sport was designed to be played predominantly by women.”  For this sport, you need equipment because it includes sliding on the floor and running. You will need knee pads and the right shoes. Another thing that’s important is communicating so you won’t run into each other or hurt yourself. The minimum for hitting the ball is 3 hits. In those 3 hits, you want to get a bump to the setter and the setter will hit it to the hitter which spikes it over the net. This is the game of Volleyball. It’s one of the most played sports in the world.