Introduction:Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of sixplayers are separated by a net. Each team tries toscore points by grounding a ball on the other teamscourt under organized rules. It has been a part ofthe official program of the Summer Olympic Gamessince 1964.
History:The first name of this sport was “Mintonette” and was created by William G.Morgan, on February 9, 1895, in Holyoke, Massachusetts (USA). It was agame to play indoor and by any number of players. The game took some of itscharacteristics from tennis and handball. William G. Morgan was a physicaleducation director and he based in his experiences to create this sport. Theteacher Halstead called this sport ``volleyball´´ for first time.This sport was introduced in other countries through: Elwood S. Brown in Filipinas. J. Oward Crocker in China. Frank H. Brown in Japón. The doctor J. H. Gray in Birmania, China and India. William G. Morgan
Players:A volleyball team have six players: Front players (situated ahead the attack line) Zagueros or defenders (situated behind the attack line)The players change their positionsfor rotation, and the positions are known by numbers ( 1,2,3,4,5 and 6)
Spanish Volleyball players: Rafael Pascual.- (be born 16th Diana Sánchez Garijo.- March 1970 in Madrid, Spain) was professional volleyball player. She a Spanish volleyball player who was be born in Socuéllamos won many titles throughout his (Ciudad Real) on January 28th, career. When he returned to the 1977. Diana has been in Spanish team two years after his Selection 28 times like a retirement, he took part in the international player. European Team Championship in 2007.
Spanish volleyball players: Jose Luis Molto Carbonell.- he was a professional volleyball player, because he is retired. He was born in Alicante(29th, June,1975). He won the gold medal in European Championship versus Russia, and was named the best blocker in that tournament. Susana Rodríguez.- (Barcelona,16th August,1976). She has received some individual awards, such as: Best Player in Superliga 2000 and 2001, Top Player 2000, Best Blocker, or Best blocker in Queen´s cup in 2002. In addition to this, she has been convened to Spanish Selection in more than 150 times.
Equipment: Volleyball court Net Ball Clothes ( t-shirt, shorts, socks, sport shoes) Knee and elbow pads
Places:The court have 18m long and 9m wide, with a ned in the middle , separatingthe two teams. Moreover, have a free zone, witch are bigger ininternational competitions. Three meters of the net, a line separates theattack zone from defender zone. The ball can´t exit of the lines, butplayers can do it. Volleyball can be play in the beach too.
International Competitions: Olympics Games World Volleyball Championship Volleyball World League Volleyball Grand Prix Volleyball World Cup European Volleyball Championship South American Mens Volleyball Championship South American Womens Volleyball Championship American Mens Volleyball Cup
Technical Basics: Service or serve Reception Auction Defense Block