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Volleyball Rules and Basics in 10 Minutes with SportSpectator

SportSpectator guide to volleyball
What do bump, set, and spike mean? What are rotations? What are the roles of the setter, middle blocker, outside hitter, opposite, and libero? How does the new system of rally scoring work? The SportSpectator Volleyball Guide answers these questions and more! Below is the free online version of our printed educational brochure. Testimonial
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Fan's Guide to Volleyball Page 1 of 5 (History)

volleyball player1- History & Object
2- The Essentials (Offense & Defense, Scoring, Etc.)
3- Court Diagram and Positions
4- Fouls
5- Glossary of Volleyball Terms


William G. Morgan, Director of Physical Education at the Massachusetts YMCA, invented the sport of volleyball in 1895. He combined elements from many different ball sports to create a less physically intense sport for older businessmen in his classes. Nearly seventy years later, in 1964, volleyball was introduced to the Olympic Games, and its popularity has continued to grow internationally.

Object of the Game

To score points by hitting the ball over the net into the opponent's court in such a manner that the opponent is unable to return the ball.


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