Volleyball

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Volleyball is often credited as being created by William G Morgan in 1895 in the USA. Believe it or not, it was initially designed for older members of the YMCA to play but still let them get some exercise - a far cry from the volleyball players you see today! Volleyball has been part of the Olympics since 1964 and today you can play indoors, or if you fancy it you can take it to the beach. Unsurprisingly beach volleyball is more popular in hot climates!

Did you know?

Volleyball was first called 'Mintonette'. An observer at an exhibition match noticed the volleying nature of the game and the name stuck!

Suits kids who are…

  • Agile
  • Quick Thinkers
  • Teamworkers

3 reasons to get into Volleyball

  • Volleyball is easy to pick up

    Kids of all shapes and sizes can get involved with volleyball. The basic requirement is that they can hit the ball over the net - something anyone can do and a reason that it is so popular. Kids could continue to play at a basic level and be happy, or if they fancied it they could have a shot at mastering volleyball...which is not so easy, but very rewarding! Who knows, they could show off at the beach on holiday with their skills...

  • Volleyball heavily encourages teamwork and communication

    Volleyball points can be won or lost in an instant, so teamwork and communication is vital. It will teach your kids to think quickly in situations and they'll be able to transfer all these skills over into their everyday lives. Not bad skills to practice whilst having fun on the courts!

  • Volleyball teaches young boys and girls to interact!

    It can be a tough one for a lot of young kids but mixed volleyball is a very popular way to play the sport, so boys and girls can interact from a young age. Most young girls like to call boys “smelly”, and according to boys girls are “icky”...that is, until they play volleyball together! At that point they are no longer mortal enemies, but the best of friends.

Volleyball is one of the most interactive games going. It is a game of intuition, imagination, improvisation - but most of all teamwork. There is no way to free-lance in volleyball.
Marv Dunphy
Former USA Volleyballer

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