Volleyball is a team sport with two teams competing. Each team has six players that are separated by a net. Each team scores points by grounding the ball on the other team's court. 

The rules are extensive, but put simply play goes as follows: a player on one of the teams will begin a 'rally' by serving the ball (the tossing or releasing of the ball and then hitting it with one hand or arm) from behind the boundary line of the court. The ball needs to go over the net and into the receiving team's court. The team receiving must not let the ball be grounded within their court. The team may touch the ball up to 3 times, but individual players may not touch the ball twice consecutively. It's customary that the first two touches are used to set up for an attack, to hit the ball over the net that the serving team is unable to prevent it from being grounded in their court. 



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History of Volleyball

The game of Volleyball has been part of the Olympics since 1964. The game itself traces its origins Massachusetts, where in February of 1895 the YMCA director (William G. Morgan) first developed a game by the name of Mintonette. The game adopted some of the characteristics from handball and tennis. Basketball was also catching on at the time in this same area. 



Benefits to playing volleyball


Health Benefits

Volleyball is a physically demanding sport which presents our players with the opportunity to improve their agility, speed, strength, and hand-eye coordination. Like most sports, Volleyball also improves the cardiovascular endurance of our players. 


Work Ethic

In sports and life, a good work ethic will lead to greatness. Having athletic skills is not the only thing that is required of a good volleyball player. A player that works hard and does that in and day out. Teaching students to be dedicated and work hard for themselves and their team is a life-long skill that they can transfer to adulthood. 



Volleyball is all about teamwork. The team must communicate well to execute various plays and tactics. Each player has a crucial role in the success of the team. Even if just one player is not engaged you will see it effect the team dramtically. Teamwork is a vital life skill that teaches our players how to work with others. 


Mental Strength

Volleyball also teaches mental toughness. Failure lurks just around every corner, and it doesn't take long before a discouraging situation arises. Players will learn to overcome these setbacks, press on, and endure through to small successes and ultimately victory. Knowing how to control your mind is the face of adversity is just as important as having the skills to play volleyball. These skills will help our students be prepared for life, as there are always challenges that they will face, but have the grit to overcome the will help the succeed in life.