Is Volleyball Worth The Risk?
By: Victoria Gibson
~The first World Championships were held in 1949 for men and 1952 for women.
~Volleyball were first introduced as Olympic sports in 1964.
~Most volleyball players jump about 300 times a match.
~Volleyball took some of its characteristics from tennis and handball.
~The first two-man beach game was played in 1930.
~Volleyball was called mintonette at first but it was later changed to volleyball.
~The first special designed ball for the sport was created in 1900.
~Volleyball is the second most popular sport in the world today, exceeded only by soccer.
~The longest recorded volleyball game was in Kingston, North Carolina. It took 75 hours and 30 minutes.
~Tones and shapes the body.
~Increases metabolic rate.
~Improves hand-eye coordination.
~Builds agility, coordination, speed, and balance.
~Builds muscular strength.
~Increases aerobic ability.
~Improves interpersonal skills.
~Boosts mood and increases drive to succeed.