Volleyball Essay Examples

  • Hard Work Little Improvement

    354 words - 2 pages

    I joined the school volleyball team as a junior. I gave 120% of my strength and appetite in order to become the best (of the best). I worked harder than I had for any other sport arriving at practice early to run extra laps and staying after the end of practice or a game to work on plays. Yet, no matter how hard I practiced, I was still just an average player. Why couldn’t I spike more balls? In school, I knew when I submerged myself completely in the material and devoted extra effort and time to my studies, excellent grades always followed. I had become used to my hard work and dedica

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    The History Of Volleyball

    1024 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 Importance Of Character

    795 words - 4 pages

    The Importance of Character Character is important in life because it defines what kind of person you are. Every day you need to be responsible, fair, caring, respectful, and trustworthy. You also need to be a great citizen. Those are the “Six Pillars of Character.” I haven’t gone a single day without using all six of them somehow. Accountability has a huge part in responsibility. On our volleyball team, we are all accountable to one another. Personally, I take the responsibility in making sure everyone is getting along and if someone needs to get something off their chest, I will listen

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    That Special Person

    800 words - 4 pages

    There are many people every day that help us and we don’t stop to thank them or see how our lives could’ve been different. We all have someone we look up to and want to be like, but we sometimes don’t know quite who that person is, but we know they are there somewhere. We may not realize how much they impacted our life until we stop to look at what our life might have been like without them. It doesn’t matter if they are a family member or someone famous. We wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for that one special person. When I was in seventh grade, I was about 13 year

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    The Art Of A Female Player

    2124 words - 9 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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    For Volleyball Bacon Remake

    282 words - 2 pages

    Volleyball serves for authority, for teamwork, and for enjoyment. Its chief use in authority is in the discipline and order; for teamwork, is in communication and bonding; and for enjoyment, is in the thrill of the game. For professional teams can execute their abilities, and perhaps lead by experience; but the more innocent teams need strict education on the skills of volleyball. Players perfect the game, and are perfected by familiarity: for players are like school children, that need obedience and control; and volleyball itself needs familiarity to control the game. The authority achieved t

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    What Volleyball Has Taught Me

    330 words - 2 pages

    There are many sports that have been created, but volleyball is my absolute favorite. I enjoy it not only because it is fun, but because you learn so much in doing it. Now of course everyone learns how to play and the rules but there is more that you learn in volleyball. One learns teamwork, enthusiasm, and to go for ever you can in life. Volleyball takes teamwork. Without teamwork your team falls apart. One person can not just be playing on the court by themselves, that’s why they give you team mates. If one walks into volleyball without teamwork they will soon learn it. Not only has volley

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    Marketing And Volleyball

    1718 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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    History Of Volleyball

    354 words - 2 pages

    olleyball is an active sport played by many individuals around the world. It has been played since 1895 when the game was first officially introduced by the inventor William G. Morgan. Over the years after the invention of volleyball many new rules and regulations as well as events and national leagues were formed. The sport was first known as mintonette and the name was later changed when a spectator, Alfred Halstead noticed the volleying nature of the game and the name of the game became known as volleyball. When first introduced by William G. Morgan, the net was only 6'6' high, according to

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    Athletic Scholarship

    586 words - 3 pages

    Throughout my four years in high school I have bettered myself in becoming the person I am today. I feel I have improved tremendously on my leadership skills and especially in the classroom. Playing sports is probably one of the best decisions I have made in my life. When I was younger I always saw all those seniors graduating and still prolonging their careers in sports. I never thought athletics could make an impact in someone’s life like it did to them so I wanted to experience it for myself. As a freshman I came into volleyball tryouts not knowing how the program worked. The tuff par

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    Las Journalism

    318 words - 2 pages

    Bump, set, spike! On the Lahore American School (LAS) girls volleyball team arrived at Dhaka for the 2008 Saisa tournament. The team consisted of 3 juniors, 5 sophomores and 2 freshmen. Captains Shawn Koid and Gulrukh Shafiq along with the hard work and support of their coach Ms. Lodge, lead the girls to 4th place and a sportsmanship award. Players Shawn Koid, Gulrukh Shafiq, Shahrose Chaudhri, Kyley Burress, Laveeza Malik, Fatima Saleem, Samah Mudasar, Maha Khan and Nissa Nour Hooshmand worked hard and all their hard work and dedication paid off. When asked about how Gulrukh Shafiq felt abo

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    Defending Dodgeball

    1100 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

    1871 words - 8 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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    Essay

    370 words - 2 pages

    Volleyball Brief History 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 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, baseball, tennis, and handball to create a game for his c

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    Volleyball

    921 words - 4 pages

    Volleyball Is Not Just A Sport The championship match is tied 1 to 1. The tie breaking set is neck and neck 29 to 29. Every contact is crucial. Every time the ball hits the floor, the crowd goes crazy and their cheers echo throughout the massive arena. Point by point, each team sweats their heart out into every play. The score is 29 to 29, I’m left front; for some reason I decided to pull off the net and anticipate the tip, instead of blocking. Bam! The opponent kills the ball right where my hands would have been. They gain a one-point advantage against due to my poor decision-making.

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    Korea And Entry Decision

    377 words - 2 pages

    Dear Sirs: I am pleased to write a letter of reference for Debra giggins s who is applying to your program to teach English in South Korea. I have known Julie as a student in an advanced marketing course and as my advisee for two years while she completed her undergraduate program. Julie has strong abilities as reflected in her academic achievements. In my class, she performed well and demonstrated that she was a dedicated student. She expresses herself well and is a quick learner. In addition, her experiences on the varsity volleyball team at Marquette University have seasoned her

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    Mgt Power

    306 words - 2 pages

    Prompt: Describe a current work or non-work situation in which you have power. What makes you powerful? Every individual human being wants to have power; it doesn’t matter if it’s big or small. We were born to have this instinct. There are countless of times when I was in situations where power was in my hands. It made me feel more responsible and constantly questioning myself how can I use this power to accomplish a task. In every team sport, one position usually has the power to decide where the ball is going next. For example, the point guard dishes out passes to give his/her teamm

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    The Tournament

    1020 words - 5 pages

    The whistle sounded and in a blink of an eye it had begun. It was the 2011 annual dodge ball tournament. The butterflies that had sat dormant in my stomach were now full of life due to the packed crowed of students cheering. It was on. This what I kept repeating over and over in my head to take my mind off of the huge onslaught of people watching. I had played in this tournament every year since I was a freshman, coming up short every year. This was because my teammates and I saw this as only a game. But dodge ball is much more than just a game; dodge ball is an art. It takes many hours of p

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    Volleyball

    1289 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

    4490 words - 18 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

    398 words - 2 pages

    Volleyball is a challenging, difficult, mental, and physical sport that requires commitment and teamwork. My barrier is to not look in the mirror and see and 11-year old girl without any responsibility, but to see a hardworking athlete that can take on anything. This is the barrier I have overcome, and must always deal with. Am I too young? This is what I thought at the age of nine, when I entered club volleyball. I entered the world of competitive volleyball almost two years too young. At first, I thought I was fantastic for going into the club of Phoenix North Valley a year or two y

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    History Of Volleyball

    450 words - 2 pages

    The sport of volleyball originated in the United States. It was invented by William G. Morgan in 1895. The original name for the game was "mintonette." During a demonstration game, someone remarked to Morgan that the players seemed to be volleying the ball back and forth and perhaps "volleyball" would be a more descriptive name. Thus, the name was changed. On July 7, 1896 at Springfield College, the first "official" game of volleyball was played. In 1964, volleyball was introduced to the Olympic Games in Tokyo. In 1984, the United States won their first medals at the Olympics. Basic R

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    Essay

    475 words - 2 pages

    Topic: Learning the fundamentals of volleyball Specific purpose: To demonstrate to my audience how to perform the basics of volleyball. Introduction A. Attention Getter: Many of you are probably wondering what the first steps to learning the game over volleyball would be. Volleyball isn’t a sport that is televised as much as others so I am going to go through the basics! B. Central Idea: With volleyball being a sport anybody can learn it is important for you to know the basics. C. Purpose: This is important to you because maybe you need a little extra exercise or just wan

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    Volleyball

    8004 words - 33 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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    123456 W

    759 words - 4 pages

    Amanda Hooper Professor Hill English 111 FJT03 January 15, 2012 Volleyball Serves Thousands of athletes across the United States participate in a sport called volleyball. Every single one of the college level volleyball athletes began with the basics. The basic fundamentals of the sport are the most crucial part of the game, simply because these simple moves are practiced over and over until the body reacts as if it is a robot. Every game begins with a serve; there are three types of serves, underhand, over hand, and the jump serve. “As a beginner athlete the serve has to be one of the

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    Favirote Sport

    270 words - 2 pages

    Everybody has different hobbies that they like to do for fun or just to relax. There are many kind of activities like football, basketball, swimming, or baseball. It all depends on each personality. For me, volleyball is my favorite hobby because it’s part of my life and I can not live without it. Since I was a little girl I played volleyball in the school team and also with my friends in the neighborhood. My mother told me that I liked kicking the ball around and had so much fun with it when I was only about two years old. Since then, playing volleyball is my favorite’s sport and it is my

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