Is Volleyball Worth The Risk?

By: Victoria Gibson

*INFO*

~The game of volleyball, originally called “mintonette,” was invented in1895 by William G. Morgan after the invention of basketball only four years before.

~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.

*BENEFITS*

~Burns calories and fat.

~Tones and shapes the body.

~Increases metabolic rate.

~Improves hand-eye coordination.

~Builds agility, coordination, speed, and balance.

~Heart healthy.

~Builds muscular strength.

~Increases aerobic ability.

~Improves interpersonal skills.

~Boosts mood and increases drive to succeed.

*RISKS*

~Finger Injuries.

~Rotator Cuff Tendinitis.

~Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury.

~Ankle Sprains.

~Low-Back Pain.

~Patellar Tendinitis.

Berkeley Prep vs. Deland Final Match Tampa Bay Volleyball Tournament (short clip)