Volleyball Essay Examples

  • The History Of Volleyball

    1080 words - 5 pages

    The History of Volleyball In 1995, the sport of Volleyball was 100 years old! The sport originated in the United States, and is now just achieving the type of popularity in the U.S. that it has received on a global basis, where it ranks behind only soccer among participation sports. Today there are more than 46 million Americans who play volleyball. There are 800 million players worldwide who play Volleyball at least once a week. In 1895, William G. Morgan, an instructor at the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in Holyoke, Mass., decided to blend elements of basketball,

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    The Art Of A Female Player

    1870 words - 8 pages

    This whole world is based off of just a few key subjects. If you were to as a well-bread man what the most important thing in the world they would respond with sports and girls. Well, I’m not talking about girls but I do think sports are important to our style of living. There are millions of sports but one group has always stood out to me. This group is the one that deals with a bunch of girls in short shorts hitting balls. The subgroup that interests me is the volleyball players. Women volleyball players have objects associated with them, a language they use to communicate, and rituals that

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    Marketing And Volleyball

    1679 words - 7 pages

    1.0 INTRODUCTION Volleyball at ST Laurence’s college, for many years has been recognised as a first term sport, to await the arrival of Rugby and Soccer seasons. At S.L.C i recently distributed a survey of approximately four copies given to each year level. The results of this survey have shown that 12 people of the 20 do not participate in volleyball (refer to appendices of survey), where as only 8 do. This showing volleyball, to have a far greater non participation than participation rate. In regards to comparing volleyball participation rates to every other sport in the school offer

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    Defending Dodgeball

    1052 words - 5 pages

    Defining something as a "sport" is not always as easy as you might think. This is because there really aren't any official guidelines as to what makes a sport a sport. Personally, I believe that a true sport should consist of team effort toward a goal, physical fitness and activity, and some form of formal scoring system. Dodgeball is considered a recreational activity by most people's standards, and I know that dodgeball is usually just associated with middle school gym class, but there is so much more to it than that. The way I see it, dodgeball meets all of my criteria for what make

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    Volleyball

    1563 words - 7 pages

    I am an incoming freshman and also a recruit of Pat Hanlon’s for the 2011-2012 Oswego State Women’s Volleyball team. When making my decision for which college to attend, I was inspired by everything that the team had to offer. The team striked me as so welcoming, they had an enormous amount of chemistry while playing together, and were truly amazing ,enthusiastic individuals. After seeing one game, my decision to attend Suny Oswego was finalized. My mom and I attended a match last fall season and I felt such an amazing vibe from the girls. When walking into the Laker Hall gym this year, th

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    Volleyball

    1258 words - 6 pages

    The game of volleyball, originally called “mintonette”, was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan, after the invention of basketball by only 4 years. Morgan, a graduate of the Springfield College of the YMCA, designed the game to be a combination of basketball, baseball, tennis and handball. The first volleyball net, borrowed from tennis, was only 6’6? high (though you need to remember that the average American was shorter in the 19th century). The offensive style of setting and spiking was first demonstrated in the Philippines in 1916. Over the years that followed, it became clear that standa

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    Components Correlated To Volleyball Spike

    4780 words - 20 pages

    Components that are correlated to the velocity of a volleyball spike Christina Atwood, Derek Tortorich Belhaven University Introduction In most sports played by athletes today, ball velocity and velocity of the human anatomy both have an exceptionally high correlation with the effectiveness in that sport. Athletes who can perform at a fairly high velocity, or that can put objects in high velocity, tend to excel in their sport, especially power sports. Due to the importance of velocity in most power sports, the student researchers found it intriguing to learn more about how peak velocity

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    Volleyball

    7164 words - 29 pages

    The history of volleyball began way back when the sport was invented in1895 by William G. Morgan, an instructor with the YMCA in Holyoke, Massachusetts. William G. Morgan decided to blend elements of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball to create a game for his classes of businessmen which would demand less physical contact than basketball. He created the game ofVolleyball (at that time called mintonette). Morgan borrowed the net from tennis, and raised it 6 feet 6 inches above the floor, just above the average man's head. During a demonstration game, someone remarked to Morgan that t

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