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  • 1. History of Volleyball
    1895 to Today
  • 2. Mintonette
    William Morgan @ the YMCA in Holyoke, Massachusetts
    blend of elements of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball
  • 3. 1896, July 7th -
      At Springfield College, the first game of "volleyball" was played
  • 4. 1907
    Volleyball was presented at the Playground of America Convention as one of the most popular sports
  • 5. 1916
    Philippines- an offensive style of passing the ball in a high trajectory to be struck by another player (the set and spike) were introduced
  • 6. 1916 -
    The NCAA was invited by the YMCA to aid in editing the rules and in promoting the sport
    Added to school & college physical education & intramural programs
  • 7. WWI
    1917, the game was changed from 21 to 15 points
    1919 American Expeditionary Forces distributed 16,000 volleyballs to it's troops and allies. This provided a stimulus for the growth of volleyball in foreign lands
  • 8. 1920s
    1920, three hits per side and back row attack rules were instituted
    1928, it became clear that tournaments and rules were needed, the United States Volleyball Association (USVBA, now USA Volleyball) was formed
  • 9. 1930s
    1930, the first two-man beach game was played.
  • 10. 1940s
    1947, the Federation Internationale De Volley-Ball (FIVB) was founded in Paris
    Late 1940s Forearm pass introduced to the game (as a desperation play).  Most balls were played with overhand pass.
  • 11. 1950s
    1951 - Volleyball was played by over 50 million people each year in over 60 countries
    1957 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) designated volleyball as an Olympic team sport, to be included in the 1964 Olympic Games.
  • 12. 1960s
    1960's new techniques added to the game included - the soft spike (dink), forearm pass (bump), blocking across the net, and defensive diving and rolling
    1964, Volleyball was introduced to the Olympic Games in Tokyo (Japanese gave us the modern version of the ball)
  • 13. 1970s
    1974, the World Championships in Mexico were telecast in Japan
    1975, the US National Women's team began a year-round training regime (men started in 1977)
  • 14. 1980s
    1983, the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) was formed
    1984, the US won their first medals at the Olympics in Los Angeles. The Men won the Gold, and the Women the Silver.
    1988, the US Men repeated the Gold in the Olympics in Korea
  • 15. 1990s
    1995, the sport of Volleyball was 100 years old!
    1996, 2-person beach volleyball was added to the Olympics
  • 16. Today
    China, Brazil and Russia lead the world
    London will host 2012 Olympics
    2nd most popular sport in the WORLD!!!