Did you know, that there are many great techniques to volleyball? Learning the proper fundamentals of volleyball is important to becoming a great player.
Volleyball has changed a lot since it was first developed. According to,"AVCA PREPCOMBINE.”, “The rules of volleyball have changed many times since William Morgan first developed the game in 1895” When Morgan first invented volleyball, the net was 6 feet, 6 inches high. The court was 25 X 50 feet and any number of people were allowed on the court to play. Every game had nine innings, with 3 outs allowed per team. There was no limit on how many hits each team got. During the 1900’s volleyball had a lot of changes. The net is now 7 feet, the court size is 35 X 60, the number of people on each side of the court is 3. Instead of having 9 innings with three outs, teams are required to rotate each serve with 3 different sets, and your only aloud to have 3 hits.
In order to play volleyball, there are three main steps you need to know. According to "Volleyball Techniques." Passing, setting, and spiking is the basic techniques of volleyball while playing defense.” A bump is when a player tries to give a nice pass to their setter using their forearms locked straight and flat. In order to bump a volleyball, they have to approach the ball using the step hop balance technique. Make sure your feet are apart and your knees are bent. Then, follow through towards the target (setter). A set is when a player uses their fingertips to give a nice and high pass to one of the hitters on the court. In order to set, players have to make sure their elbows are high, and their fingers form a diamond shape. Then, they bend their knees and push the ball out and high with their fingertips. Spiking is when a player tries to hit the ball over to the other side to where it’s unreturnable. In order to spike a volleyball, the player has to take a couple adjustment steps while focusing on the ball. They have to make sure their arms are back for momentum. While having, their arm lined up with where they’re hitting, they swing their body up leaning towards the ball. Then, they hit the ball as hard as they can. The player should land easily, and follow through for the perfect spike.
There are many benefits to playing volleyball on a regular basis. According to FitnessforWeightLoss.com, “It depends on how much you weigh, how much you move, and if you’re playing for fun or competitively. If you weigh 150 lbs., you can burn approximately 105 calories in 30 minutes.” volleyball helps you burn calories for weight loss, it tones your muscles, and improves your overall agility. It’s a fun way to engage in a full body workout. Volleyball gives you more muscle in your legs to where you can move faster in other sports without your legs getting so tired. You have to bend a lot in volleyball, so after a while, your muscles are more toned. Volleyball also builds upper body strength from serving and spiking. Volleyball is voted in the top 20 funniest sport to play.
Learning the proper fundamentals of volleyball is important to becoming a great player. Volleyball has changed a lot since it was first developed. In order to play volleyball, there are three main steps you need to know. There are many benefits to playing volleyball on a regular basis.
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