The first beach volleyball game was played in 1930, the forearm pass, more commonly known as the bump, was invented in the late 1940s, the Federation Internationale De Volley-Ball, (FIVB), which is now the biggest global sport organisation in the world, was established in Paris, France in 1947.
The History and Evolution of Volleyball Volleyball is actually the 5th most popular sport, and the second most popular team sport in the world, with over 900 Million fans around the globe. It’s also a fairly recent sport, developed at Springfield Massachusetts in 1895 by YMCA instructor William G. Morgan.
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WELSTAR, AMGROW, VICTEAM, and HV Sport have been some of the famous American Companies to manufacture the volleyball ball today. Evolution of Panels: The evolution of volleyball ball panels from 8 to 32 is with the goal of increasing the grip while receiving serves and passing. The other major advantage was observed in the Olympics when the players could increase the serving speed and the spiking accuracy.
In 1964, volleyball was first played in the Olympics in Tokyo. Volleyball became a part of the Olympic Games, which allowed it to grow even more. Also, in the 1964 Olympics, the Japanese used a volleyball that consisted of a rubber casing with leather panels. A similar ball is used in modern volleyball competitions.
William G. Morgan invented volleyball in 1895, initi... In this quick video we will look at the full history and Evolution of Volleyball from year 1895 to 2020.
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William G. Morgan of Massachusetts created volleyball in 1895, combining elements of basketball, baseball, handball and tennis into one sport. None of the existing balls at the time were suitable for keeping aloft over a high net. A new ball had to be developed specifically for this new sport.
The side serving the ball earns points when the opposite side either fails to return the ball or allows the ball to hit the floor. During a demonstration game, someone remarked to Morgan that the players seemed to be volleying the ball back and forth over the net, and perhaps “volleyball” would be a more descriptive name for the sport.
William G. Morgan invented volleyball in 1895, initially calling the sport "Mintonette." Within a few years it have become a popular activity at YMCAs. Within a few decades volleyball had spread internationally and become a college sport in the United States.