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• The volleyball was created on February 9, 1895 by William George
Morgan in the United States1 . The aim of Morgan , who worked on "
YMCA " ( ACM ) , was to create a team sport with no physical
contact between opponents , so as to minimize the risk of injury .
Initially playing with a tube of basketball ball and was called
Mintonette but quickly gained popularity with the name of volleyball
. The creator Volleyball died on December 27, 1942 at 72 years of
• In 1947 was founded the International Volleyball Federation ( FIVB
) . Two years later he was made the first World Championship
Volleyball . At the time there was only the men's event . In 1952 ,
the event was also extended to the women's volleyball . In 1964
volleyball became part of the program of the Olympic Games , it has
remained until today .
• Each volleyball team consists of 12 players : six effective (being a libero ) and
six alternates . In court, therefore, are two teams of six players . The teams are
separated by a net in the middle of the court . The game begins with one of
the teams that should serve. Soon after looting the ball exceed the network
and follow the opponent's court where players try to prevent the ball from
entering your field using any part of the body (before it was valid to use
members from the waist down , but the rules were changed .) The player can
hit the ball so that it passes to the opposing side being allowed to give three
touches on the ball before it passes, always giving the players alternating
touches . If the ball falls is the point of the opposing team. The player can
touch the network ( provided it does not interfere with the conduct of the
game ) , except at the upper edge , if it occurs will point to the other team .
The same player can not take two or more consecutive touches on the ball ,
except in the case Touch Lock .