Volleyball Essay

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History In 1865, William G. Morgan came up with an idea to combine some of the elements of sports such as basketball, tennis, handball, and baseball. William took a tennis net and placed it 6 feet 6 inches high. At this time, William called this game “Mintonette”. This game was invented in Holyoke, Massachusetts, where William lived. While playing a game of Mintonette, somebody told William that the players looked like they were “volleying the ball back and forth”, and said “volleyball” may be a more proper name for this sport. The first official game of Volleyball was played at Springfield College on July 7, 1896. Since then, there have been several different additions, adjustments, and rules made for Volleyball. The first addition was in 1900, when Volleyball received it’s own official ball. The next addition was a big one, and first took place in the Philippines, in 1916. This addition introduced the style of “setting and spiking” , which is commonly used all around the world to this day. In 1917, an adjustment to the sport came when the scoring was changed from 21 points to 15. During the 1920’s, it was believed that the first court was set up on a beach in Santa Monica, California. In 1922, the first major event took place when the YMCA National Championships were held. This took place in Brooklyn, New York, with a total of 27 teams. In 1928, the United States Volleyball Association was formed in order to place more specific rules, and to form tournaments. In the 1930’s, the version of volleyball with only two people on each side was made in Santa Monica, California. In 1947, the Federation Internationale De Volley-Ball was founded. This was the second Foundation made in the World to help create tournaments and rules. In 1948, was the first tournament held for the two-man version of Volleyball. In 1949, the first World Championships for Volleyball were

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