History of Volleyball

By: Kylee Armey

Orgin of Volleyball:

  • February 9th, 1895 ; in Holyoke, Massachusettes.
  • William G. Morgan (YMCA employee,) created a new game called "mintonette."
  • The game was normally played indoors and took some of it's characteristics from tennis and handball.

Rules of The Game:

  • Each team is allowed a MAXIMUM of 3 hits before it must send the ball back over the net.
  • No player can hit the ball 2 times in a row (during the same play.)
  • Players MUST rotar clockwise through 6 different positions on their side of the net.
  • No part of a player's body or uniform is allowed to touch the net at any time during game play.

Famous Volleyball Athletes:

  • Karen Kiraly
  • Logan Tom
  • Misty May- Treanor
  • Kerri Walsh
  • Foo Hyman
  • Mike Whitemarsh

Premier Professional Leagues:

Team: Lakeshore. Region: Lakeshore (Michigain.) Founded: 2015.

Team: New England Riders. Region: New England. Founded: 2012.

Team: Team North Texas. Region: North Texas. Founded: 2012.

Equipment Needed: (Basics)

  • A volleyball; made of leather or synthetic leather with a weight between 9 and 10 ounces.
  • A net; 32 feet long by 3 feet wide. MUST be a flat surface and not present any hazards to the players.
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Works Cited:

"Basic Equipment Used in Volleyball." Healthy Living. Demand Media, 2016. Web. 22 Apr. 2016.


Athletic Scholarships." The History Of Volleyball. Where Volleyball Started. Ath Net, 2016. Web. 02 May 2016.

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