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The definition of volleyball would be a game in which two teams hit an inflated ball over a high net using their hands.


  • The game of volleyball was created by William G. Morgan, an instructor at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in Halyoke, Massachusetts, in 1895.
  • Morgan called it "Mintonette" at first.
  • He blended elements of basketball, baseball, tennis and handball. 
  • The height of the net started at 6'6".
  • The 1st game of volleyball was played on July 7, 1896.
  • A special ball was designed in 1900.
  •  Starting in the 1900 the YMCA started spreading the game of Volleyball.
  •  They set and spike we introduced in the Philippines in 1916.
  • Volleyball was added as school and college physical education in 1916.
  • The game started as a game to 21 points but was switched to 15 points in 1917.
  •  In 1920 the rules of three hits per side and back row attack rules were instituted.
  • In 1930 the first two man beach volleyball game is played
  • In 1955 the Pan American Games included Volleyball.
  • The Midwest Intercollegiate Volleyball Association was formed in 1960.
  •  Volleyball was introduced to the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 1964.
  • In 1964 the Southern California Intercollegiate Volleyball Association was formed.
  • Beach Volleyball debuted as an Olympic sport in 1996 in Atlanta.


Types of Volleyball
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