Learning About Volleyball
A volleyball is a volleyball, which is played by two teams in an attempt to knock each other out of the game using a volley or hit. Volleyball is one of the oldest sports known to man and has evolved from its humble roots in France in the early 1900s. As the name suggests, it is played on a court with a volleyball. A volleyball consists of two cylindrical spheres, the inner sphere being covered with a net, which is put above the spectators.
The two cylindrical sponges, called ‘reeds,’ have a net on their outer surface, while the inner sphere is usually made from leather or nylon and is called the paddle. When a volleyball hits the other side of the net, the ‘spray’ or liquid that is left in its wake is called ‘volleyball spray.’ The object of the game is for players to try to shoot the ball over the net using any of the forehands, backhands, forearms, or shoulders to do so. While playing a volleyball game, a player can rotate his/her body at any time to make a 360 degree turn.
As compared to baseball and basketball, Volleyball is not played in a court, but on an open ground, usually played indoors. However, since the game involves jumping and running, players usually play it on an indoor court. The usual period of play in a volleyball court is thirty minutes; the break between the two halves is usually referred to as an ‘enzyme’. The regulation court size is eleven feet by thirteen feet, with three benches. Other differences between the court and regulation size are the foul line, the center of the foul line, the height of the basket, the baseline of the court, and the net.
An in-depth discussion on volleyball rules is beyond the scope of this article, but we will touch on some of the major topics. The first and most important rule is the rules on how to catch a volleyball. A penalty for catching the ball inside the court is called a fiver (frizz).
Another rule common in volleyball is that one player on each team can only touch the ball with their hands. A volley is not allowed, and the point of the game is to get the ball into the opponents basket. So, for example, if a player hits the ball with a forehand, the opponent is allowed to make an attack with a forehand or backhand. However, no player can hit the ball with their head, thus for the purpose of this rule, the ball can only be touched with hands. This can also be called the volleyball lob.
A significant addition to the rules of volleyball playing is the ymca. The mac is a short term for a volleyball league. Teams play at specified times on designated days, called ‘days of the week’, for a set number of games. The ymca also sets the rules for the game, which include the scoring, and the number of points that need to be reached for a win.
A number of universities offer a degree in volleyball as a part of their athletic program, and many schools now offer a volleyball training program as well. Some colleges require that students who wish to take up the sport acquire at least four years of instruction from a certified volleyball coach, and some even require two years of experience as a volleyball player. However, most schools don’t.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association, or the NCAA, is the governing body for college athletics. Its website includes information about its mission, history, and current sports programs. It also provides links to official volleyball teams and information about its schedule of events. Like the car, the website includes a link to the university’s volleyball championship records.