Volleyball

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Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net.wikipedia
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Team sport

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Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net.
Examples are basketball, volleyball, rugby, water polo, handball, lacrosse, cricket, baseball, and the various forms of football and hockey.

William G. Morgan

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In the winter of 1895, in Holyoke, Massachusetts (United States), William G. Morgan, a YMCA physical education director, created a new game called Mintonette, a name derived from the game of badminton, as a pastime to be played (preferably) indoors and by any number of players.
William George Morgan (January 23, 1870 – December 27, 1942) was the inventor of volleyball, originally called "Mintonette", a name derived from the game of badminton which he later agreed to change to better reflect the nature of the sport.

YMCA

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In the winter of 1895, in Holyoke, Massachusetts (United States), William G. Morgan, a YMCA physical education director, created a new game called Mintonette, a name derived from the game of badminton, as a pastime to be played (preferably) indoors and by any number of players.
The YMCA was very influential during the 1870s and the 1930s, during which times they most successfully promoted "evangelical Christianity in weekday and Sunday services, while promoting good sportsmanship in athletic contests in gyms (where basketball and volleyball were invented) and swimming pools."

1964 Summer Olympics

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It has been a part of the official program of the Summer Olympic Games since Tokyo 1964.

Fédération Internationale de Volleyball

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An international federation, the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), was founded in 1947, and the first World Championships were held in 1949 for men and 1952 for women.
The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (English: International Volleyball Federation), commonly known by the acronym FIVB, is the international governing body for all forms of volleyball.

Spalding (company)

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The first official ball used in volleyball is disputed; some sources say Spalding created the first official ball in 1896, while others claim it was created in 1900.
Spalding also makes a range of other products for baseball, soccer, softball, volleyball, and American football.

Beach volleyball

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Beach volleyball, a variation of the game played on sand and with only two players per team, became a FIVB-endorsed variation in 1987 and was added to the Olympic program at the 1996 Summer Olympics.
As in indoor volleyball, the objective of the game is to send the ball over the net and to ground it on the opponent's side of the court, and to prevent the same effort by the opponent.

Springfield College (Massachusetts)

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After an observer, Alfred Halstead, noticed the volleying nature of the game at its first exhibition match in 1896, played at the International YMCA Training School (now called Springfield College), the game quickly became known as volleyball (it was originally spelled as two words: "volley ball").
Alumnus William G. Morgan invented the game of volleyball.

Vertical jump

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A number of consistent techniques have evolved in volleyball, including spiking and blocking (because these plays are made above the top of the net, the vertical jump is an athletic skill emphasized in the sport) as well as passing, setting, and specialized player positions and offensive and defensive structures.
The most common sports in which one's vertical jump is measured are high jump, netball, basketball, and volleyball, but many sports measure their players' vertical jumping ability during physical examinations.

NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Tournament

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The final year of side-out scoring at the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship was 2000.
The NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Tournament is an annual event that leads to the championship in women's volleyball from teams in Division I contested by the NCAA each winter since 1981.

Holyoke, Massachusetts

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In the winter of 1895, in Holyoke, Massachusetts (United States), William G. Morgan, a YMCA physical education director, created a new game called Mintonette, a name derived from the game of badminton, as a pastime to be played (preferably) indoors and by any number of players.
On February 9, 1895, William G. Morgan invented volleyball, originally known as "mintonette" for its similarity to badminton, at the Holyoke YMCA.

Coin flipping

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To get play started, a team is chosen to serve by coin toss.
Coin flipping is used to decide which end of the field the teams will play to and/or which team gets first use of the ball, or similar questions in football matches, American football games, Australian rules football, volleyball, and other sports requiring such decisions.

National Collegiate Athletic Association

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(Scoring differs between leagues, tournaments, and levels; high schools sometimes play best-of-three to 25; in the NCAA matches are played best-of-five to 25 as of the 2008 season.)
Sports sanctioned by the NCAA include the following: basketball, baseball (men), beach volleyball (women), softball (women), football (men), cross country, field hockey (women), bowling (women), golf, fencing (coeducational), lacrosse, soccer, gymnastics, rowing (women only), volleyball, ice hockey, water polo, rifle (coeducational), tennis, skiing (coeducational), track and field, swimming and diving, and wrestling (men).

Float serve

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The float serve is one of the types of serves in the game of volleyball.

Biribol

Biribol is a sport, which resembles an aquatic variation of volleyball.

Newcomb ball

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Newcomb ball (also known simply as Newcomb, and sometimes spelled Newcombe (ball)) is a ball game played as a variation of volleyball.

Netherlands

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The sport is now popular in Brazil, in Europe (where especially Italy, the Netherlands, and countries from Eastern Europe have been major forces since the late 1980s), in Russia, and in other countries including China and the rest of Asia, as well as in the United States.
Football is the most popular participant sport in the Netherlands, before field hockey and volleyball as the second and third most popular team sports.

Brazil

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The sport is now popular in Brazil, in Europe (where especially Italy, the Netherlands, and countries from Eastern Europe have been major forces since the late 1980s), in Russia, and in other countries including China and the rest of Asia, as well as in the United States.
Volleyball, basketball, auto racing, and martial arts also attract large audiences.

World ParaVolley

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Volleyball is also a sport at the Paralympics managed by the World Organization Volleyball for Disabled.
The game of Volleyball was created by William G. Morgan,a YMCA physical education director, on February 9, 1895, in Holyoke, Massachusetts (USA).

List of volleyball players

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This is a list of top international volleyball players.

Volleyball Hall of Fame

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The International Volleyball Hall of Fame (IVHF) was founded to honor extraordinary players, coaches, officials, and leaders who have made significant contributions to the game of volleyball.

Wallyball

Wallyball (known in some places as rebound volleyball) is a fast-paced sport that is volleyball played in a racquetball court, where it is legal to hit the ball off of the walls.

Footvolley

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Scoring is done using the rally point system (new volleyball rules).

Throwball

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Like volleyball, the game's roots are linked with the YMCA.