A report on Volleyball

Typical volleyball action.
William G. Morgan,
Japanese American women playing volleyball, Manzanar internment camp, California,
A nudist/naturist volleyball game at the Sunny Trails Club during the 1958 Canadian Sunbathing Association (CSA) convention in British Columbia, Canada
Volleyball court
Rotation pattern
White is on the attack while red attempts to block.
Buddhist monks play volleyball in the Himalayan state of Sikkim, India.
Scorer's table just before a game
A player making a jump serve
A player making a forearm pass or bump
Jump set
A Spanish player, #18 in red outfit, about to spike towards the Portuguese field, whose players try to block the way
Three players performing a block (a.k.a. triple block)
Player going for a dig
U.S. women's team doing team planning
An image from an international match between Italy and Russia in 2005. A Russian player on the left has just served, with three men of his team next to the net moving to their assigned block positions from the starting ones. Two others, in the back-row positions, are preparing for defense. Italy, on the right, has three men in a line, each preparing to pass if the ball reaches him. The setter is waiting for their pass while the middle hitter with no. 10 will jump for a quick hit if the pass is good enough. Alessandro Fei (no. 14) has no passing duties and is preparing for a back-row hit on the right side of the field. Note the two liberos with a different colour dress. Middle hitters/blockers are commonly substituted by liberos in their back-row positions.
Beach volleyball at the Hietaniemi Beach in Helsinki, Finland

Team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net.

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Typical volleyball action.

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William G. Morgan

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Portrait of William G. Morgan as Director of Physical Education
The YMCA gymnasium where Morgan developed volleyball, in Holyoke

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.

World YMCA logo

YMCA

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Worldwide youth organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, with more than 64 million beneficiaries in 120 countries.

Worldwide youth organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, with more than 64 million beneficiaries in 120 countries.

World YMCA logo
Self-defence classes at YMCA in Boise, Idaho, 1936
YMCA founder Sir George Williams
Tablet at the YMCA in Montreal
A YMCA gym in London, 1888
Logo of the World Alliance of YMCAs (YMCA Archive, Geneva)
Hotel Arthur, a hotel founded in 1907 by YMCA, in Helsinki, Finland
Christian Street YMCA Historical Marker at 1724 Christian St Philadelphia PA
YMCA in Moncton, New Brunswick
YMCA in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
World Alliance of YMCAs logo emblem of 1881
YMCA Association Men cover, June 1919
Campers at a YMCA camp in Huguenot
CVJM building in Wittenberg
International (above) and American (below) logos
Ketchum Downtown YMCA of Los Angeles, California. Notice the old logo on the building and the new logos on the posters.
YMCA with residential housing in Downtown Columbus, Ohio in 2021.
Former YMCA building in Panama Canal Zone
Africa Alliance of YMCAs logo
YMCA Headquarters, Peking
YMCA Mysore, India

YMCA was very influential during the 1870s and the 1930s, during which times it 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."

The blocker (left) attempts to stop the opposing team's attack over the net.

Beach volleyball

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Team sport played by two teams of two or more players on a sand court divided by a net.

Team sport played by two teams of two or more players on a sand court divided by a net.

The blocker (left) attempts to stop the opposing team's attack over the net.
The blocker (left) attempts to stop the opposing team's attack over the net.
The blocker (left) attempts to stop the opposing team's attack over the net.
Beach volleyball players at the Outrigger Canoe Club in Hawaii, ca. 1915
Public beach volleyball courts in Santa Monica, where the modern two-man version originated.
A beach volleyball game between members of President Harry S. Truman's vacation party at Key West, Florida in 1950
A beach volleyball game in Tanna, Vanuatu (2009)
United States and Brazil have won most of the Olympic medals of beach volleyball. Picture shows Juliana Silva (left) of Brazil, with Kerri Walsh (center) and Misty May-Treanor of the United States at the 2011 FIVB Moscow Grand Slam.
A beach volleyball match at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Mikasa VLS300, official ball for the 2017 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour
Officials keep score during a beach volleyball match at the 2017 Canada Summer Games
A linesman signals that a ball is "in"
A beach volleyball referee determines if a fault has been committed.
Unlike indoor volleyball, beach volleyball is played on soft sand which makes it safer for players to dive. Picture shows Nick Lucena of the United States diving to "dig" the ball.
Unlike indoor volleyball, a touch off the block counts as one of the three allowed touches.
Two opposing players simultaneously contact the ball above the net with open hands, known as a "joust". The receiving team is entitled to another three contacts.
Open-handed tips/dinks are not allowed. Players may instead use their knuckles to attack the ball for a "pokey" shot.
Brazil's Emanuel Rego signals for an "angle" block for the opposing player on the left and a "line" block for the opposing player on the right
A player jump serving
Brazil's Maria Antonelli making a forearm pass, also known as a bump
A player hand sets the ball
Phil Dalhausser attempts to block Fábio Luiz Magalhães's attack
A women's match at the 2017 Hermosa Beach Open, one of the tournaments in the AVP tour.
Horse Guards Parade beach volleyball stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
The USC Trojans women's beach volleyball team poses with the National Championship trophy after winning the inaugural 2016 NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship.
US women's team has cited several advantages to bikini uniforms, such as comfort while playing on sand during hot weather. Photo shows US national team players (Jennifer Fopma (left) and Brooke Sweat) in their uniforms.
Dancers during a match at the 2012 FIVB Moscow Grand Slam
Germany's Sara Goller (left) and Laura Ludwig with blue kinesio tape.

Similar to 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.

Springfield College

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Private college in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Private college in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Historic postcard: Springfield College
Historic postcard: Aerial view of Springfield College

Alumnus William G. Morgan invented the game of volleyball.

Holyoke, Massachusetts

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City in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States, that lies between the western bank of the Connecticut River and the Mount Tom Range.

City in Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States, that lies between the western bank of the Connecticut River and the Mount Tom Range.

Mount Tom, c. 1865, by Thomas Charles Farrer, oil on canvas, as seen at the National Gallery of Art
The last stone is laid at the Holyoke Dam, 3 p.m., January 5, 1900.
A Wason streetcar operated by the Holyoke Street Railway interurban system, shortly before its dismantlement in 1937; the railway was first in the nation to use thermite welding for its tracks
High Street, c. 1920
The Casper Ranger House, a rare example of a building designed by its namesake contractor, whose construction work encompassed many of Holyoke's neighborhoods as well as prominent buildings on Mount Holyoke College's campus.
Gauthier Block, one of several Italianate brick tenements designed by architect Oscar Beauchemin.
The Albion Paper Mill, designed by internationally renowned mill architect David H. Tower, c. 1869, an example of Second Empire industrial architecture in the city
The town seal used from 1850 to 1874; it contains a beehive, in heraldry symbolizing industriousness and cooperation.
Early plan of Holyoke, its canal system and roads; drafted by the Hadley Falls Company in 1853 and designed by Philander Anderson and assistant Samuel Chase.
Mater Dolorosa Parish
Main campus of the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center, the newest building constructed to draw power from the Holyoke Canal System
Converted shipping containers used for training in hydroponic agriculture, a collaborative project between Holyoke Community College, Nuestras Raices, and MassDevelopment.
The Holyoke Opera House, built in 1878 by founder of Whiting Paper and then-Mayor William Whiting, it hosted numerous Vaudeville acts, as well as international music acts like the Royal Hungarian Court Orchestra, and the silent films of Lyman H. Howe. Later converted to a full-time movie theater, the structure burnt down in 1967.
The stage of the Victory Theater, closed since 1979, an ongoing attempt to revive the theater is being overseen by the Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts (MIFA).
The Sleeping Lion at the gates of Wistariahurst Museum
Participants crowd the weighing station for the annual Holyoke Shad Derby, c. 1965
Holyoke City Hall, Holyoke, M.A.
The obverse-side of the city's centennial seal, prominently featuring volleyball, as well as water-skiing on the Connecticut River, and the former Mount Tom Ski Area, all sports associated with the city's history and culture.
Mackenzie Stadium during a Blue Sox game, seen from the grandstand.
Donald Ross, famed golf course architect who lived in Holyoke for several years, initially with financial backing of local businessman J. L. Wyckoff
Mount Tom rising above a cloud of fog
Emergency department of Holyoke Medical Center
The Holyoke Transportation Center, serving riders of the PVTA and Peter Pan Buslines
A two-car train for the New Haven–Springfield Shuttle, which will begin commuter rail service to Holyoke in a pilot program starting Spring 2019
Laysan, a tagged harbor seal briefly residing by the shad-laden waters near the Holyoke Dam
A memorial plaque in Apremont, France, to the American soldiers who fought and died there, and honoring the city's gift of water during the village's reconstruction.

On February 9, 1895, William G. Morgan invented volleyball, originally known as "mintonette" for its similarity to badminton, at the Holyoke YMCA.

Fédération Internationale de Volleyball

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FIVB Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Map of the Continental Confederations affiliated to the FIVB

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.

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Float serve

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

National Collegiate Athletic Association

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Nonprofit organization that regulates student athletics among about 1,100 American, Canadian, and Puerto Rican schools.

Nonprofit organization that regulates student athletics among about 1,100 American, Canadian, and Puerto Rican schools.

NCAA logo, 1971–1979
National Office, Indianapolis
2006 NCAA championship banners hang from the ceiling of the NCAA Hall of Champions in Indianapolis
NCAA National Championship trophies, rings, and watches won by UCLA teams
Map of NCAA Division I FCS schools

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).

Newcomb featured in Spalding's Red Cover series of athletic handbooks in 1914

Newcomb ball

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Newcomb featured in Spalding's Red Cover series of athletic handbooks in 1914

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

Cricket is a popular team sport played at international level.

Team sport

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A team sport includes any sport where individuals are organized into opposing teams which compete to win.

A team sport includes any sport where individuals are organized into opposing teams which compete to win.

Cricket is a popular team sport played at international level.
Ice hockey a popular winter team sport.
Based on the number of participating athletes, bandy is the second most popular winter sport in the world.
Ancient Greek wrestlers.
Rock paintings of humans in the cave of swimmers.
Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Examples are basketball, volleyball, rugby, water polo, handball, lacrosse, cricket, baseball, and the various forms of association football, doubles tennis, and hockey.