In the year 1895 William G. Morgan created the game of Volleyball at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
When the game was first created it was played using a Tennis net the was hung 6 feet, 6 inches off of the floor.
The first volleyball game was played at Springfield College on July 7th, 1896.
In 1916 the strategy of using the set and spike was introduced in the Philippines.
In 1928 the United States Volleyball Association, which is now known as USA Volleyball, was formed.
In the 1964 Olympics, that was played in Tokyo, the game of volleyball was introduced.
Rules of the Game
Object of the Game – Volleyball is a game in which players from opposing teams volley (hit) the ball back and forth over a mid-court net. The players on each team try to volley the ball to the floor of their opponent’s court.
When serving one can stand anywhere behind the service line.
The serve comes from the “Right Back” position.
Each team gets three hits to get the ball across the net.
The desired hitting sequence to get the ball over the net is: pass (bump), set, hit (spike).
A volleyball match is the best of 5 games (a team must beat their opponent 3 out of 5 games).
Games are played to 25 points. You must win by at least 2 points
If a match goes to a 5th and deciding game, the game is played up to 15 points (win by 2).
In matches played with “Rally Scoring” (the way we play in class) a point is scored on every dead ball.
If the receiving team wins the rally they are rewarded a point and the serve.
There are 6 players allowed on the court at one time (for one team).
Their positions are: Right Back, Center Back, Left Back, Right Forward, Center Forward, Left Forward
When the ball is dead and needs to be given to your opponent, you must roll the ball underneath the net to the opposing team.
If the ball lands inside the lines or directly on the lines the ball is ruled inbounds. If the ball lands outside the lines it is ruled out of bounds.
An “ace” is when the serving team serves the ball and the ball falls to the floor on the opposing team’s side of the court.
The “let serve” is a ball that when served hits the net without touching the net antenna and continues across the net into the opposing team’s court. The “let serve” is a playable, live ball.
No player may hit the ball twice in a row, unless the first touch was made in blocking an opponent’s volley.
The ball can be legally hit with:
Closed first – underhand hit only
Open palm – underhand hit on serve only and overhand hits
Forearm/wrist – underhand “bumping” movement
Fingertips – overhand “setting” movement
It is illegal to hit the volleyball with:
Underhand open palm (other than the serve) – “catch”
Overhand “fling” or “carry”
Overhand closed fist
Primary Foul Calls
1. Carries, catches and flings 2. Serving violations 3. Net violations 4. Illegal hits
PHYSICAL EDUCATION CLASS RULES
- It is the serving team’s responsibility to announce the score before their serve. Failure to do so will result in: Loss of serve and a point will be rewarded to the opposing team.
- Team captains are solely responsible for making point and foul calls. Infractions of this will result in a loss of serve and a point will be rewarded to the opponent. If you cannot agree on a disputed call. Then “redo” the serve on the original volley.
- Team captains should call technical fouls for unsportsmanlike conduct by team players. The penalty for a technical foul call is a point award, plus the serve.
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