Rules of the Game of Volleyball
The History Of Volleyball. Where Volleyball Started.
Morgan, a physical fitness instructor at the YMCA in Holyoke, Massachusetts. His goal was to invent a game for all ages that was not as physically taxing as basketball. When a basketball itself proved to be too heavy for the sport, Morgan commissioned Spalding to make the first "volleyball" out of calf skin. Eventually, the game moved from recreation only into the professional competitive realm, and is now a featured sporting event in the Olympics. , the International Volleyball Federation, is the worldwide governing body for Volleyball and Beach Volleyball. is the United States governing body for volleyball participation in the Olympics.
VOLLEYBALL COURT CENTRAL - For the Love of the Game
Play begins with the serve of the ball, and players take turns rotating around the court so each player gets a change to "serve" the ball. The ball may be "served" when the server bumps the ball into play across the net with a fist, or throws the ball into the air and strikes it with a hand or arm to bump it across the net into the opposing team. Members of the opposing team then attempt to "save" it from hitting the ground and loft it for a teammate to play. Each team is allowed to contact the ball three times before returning it over the net. No individual may hit or be touched by the ball twice in succession, and the ball must never be held, lifted, or carried. Play continues until one team allows the ball to touch the ground in its own court or fails to correctly return it. A point is rewarded to the serving team if the opposing team makes the fumble. If the serving team incurs the fumble, the receiving team is then allowed control of the ball and becomes the serving team.