Volleyball originated in America. The game was invented in 1895 by W.G Morgan in Massachusetts.
The first complete set of rules was formulated in 1917. Now volleyball is played all over the world .
The International Volleyball Association was formed in 1947. In 1957,Volleyball was given Olympic status.
Volleyball is a team game played by six players on each side. The team consists of the outside hitter, diagonal player, central locking, the tying run and libero.
The outside hitter-attack from the edges of the mesh, pipe.
Diagonal player-the most powerful, high jumper, team players, mostly attack from the back line, do not participate in the reception.
Central locking is a very tall players block the blows of the opponent, attacking from the 3rd zone.
The tying - defines the game and attack options.
Libero-defender, growth usually < 190 cm
The court is 9 by 18 m. The court is devided into two halves with a net is 10.5 m long.
The game is controlled by the first referee, the second referee , the official scorer, four linesmen.
Volleyball develops many good qualities : quick thinking, willpower , fast reaction ,a feeling of comradeship.
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