Isn’t volleyball a super fun sport? It has it all! It is dynamic, encouraging and also it is great to practice self confidence and teamwork.
If you are a volleyball girl you’ll understand that feeling when volleyball games become your entire life and you can't get enough of them, but why not change a little bit between both environments to make it more interesting and improve your skills. If you are an indoor volleyball player but you live near to the beach, even if you don’t, beach volleyball is an amazing option for you to try on summer days - or the other way around if you are a beach volleyball kind of girl try to do it indoor, It won’t be easy either way but you’re going to love it!
FUN HISTORY FACTS ABOUT THIS GREAT SPORT
• At first it was originally called “mintonette”.
• It was invented around 1895 by William G. Morgan.
• It was created four years after the basketball invention.
• The inventor graduated from the Springfield College of the YMCA and he designed this new game trying to combine basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball.
• The first volleyball net was borrowed from tennis, and it was only 6’6″ high
• The offensive style of setting and spiking was first demonstrated in the Philippines in 1916.
• In 1917, the game was changed from 21 to 15 points.
• In 1920, three hits per side and back row attack rules were instituted.
• Over the years that followed, it became clear that standard rules were needed for tournament play, and the USVBA (United States Volleyball Association) was formed in 1928.
• In 1930, the first two-man beach game was played.
• National volleyball referees were approved and recognized in 1934.
• Volleyball was introduced to the Olympic Games in Tokyo,1964.
• The first beach volleyball association appeared in California (1965), and the professional players united under the auspices of the AVP (American Volleyball Professionals) in 1983.In 1975, the U.S. National Women’s team began a year-round training regime in Pasadena, Texas (moved to Colorado Springs in 1979, Coto de Caza and Fountain Valley, CA, in 1980, and San Diego, CA, in 1985).
• In 1977, the U.S. National Men’s Team began a year-round training regime in Dayton, Ohio (moved to San Diego, CA, in 1981).
• In 1990, the World League was created.
• In 1995, the sport of volleyball was 100 years old!
• In 1996, two-man beach volleyball was officially introduced to the Olympics.
• Today, there are more than 800 million volleyball players worldwide, 46 million of them in the U.S.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BEACH / SAND AND HARDCOURT VOLLEYBALL
Court size is not the same for both of them- beach volleyball courts are 16m x 8m and there is no attack line so players may hit the ball from anywhere on their side of the net- sand courts are smaller than indoor courts which are 18meters x 9meters, with a parallel attack line that is 3meters from the center line and back row players must stay behind this line when hitting the ball.
If you wonder why the beach court is smaller, try to do a quick lateral sprint through the sand and see how much speed and breath you lose. A smaller court ensures that the ball will stay live longer and rallies will be more entertaining.
Each ball is made of different kinds of materials- beach volleyballs are lighter, softer and a little bit bigger than indoor balls that are made of leather and it makes them heavier. The lighter weight allows them to float more in the air good players may use the weather as an advantage and heavier balls move quicker and can be hit harder.
If you want to get serious or at least look serious when you're playing, buy the yellow-and-white-striped Wilson beach volleyball- this is the official ball of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP -- aka the pro beach circuit).
Beach volleyball is best played with doubles. There are no specialized positions, only a left and a right side. Most beach players are well-rounded and can hit, dig and block. At professional levels, one player is dedicated to digging and one to blocking, but if you're just learning, grab a side and share the responsibilities. If you want to be taken seriously, don't play with more than two per side.
Indoor volleyball is played with teams of six per side, each person has a specialized position and there are continuous rotations and switches going on as we know every time it’s turn to serve just to ensure that each person remains in their designated position.
In both indoor and outdoor volleyball, you must win by two points. Another similarity is both games use rally scoring, meaning you do not have to serve the ball to win the point. The team that wins the rally, wins the point. In beach volleyball, a match consists of a series of best-of-three game, with each game played to 21 points. Two sets wins the match, and the third tiebreaker set, if necessary, is also played to 15 points.
With indoor volleyball, a match consists of five sets, or games. The first team to reach 25 points wins the set. Three sets wins the match, and the fifth tiebreaker set, if necessary, is only played to 15 points. Teams switch sides after every game.
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