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The history of Volleyball

Volleyball, what a lovely sport. Do you know the story behind it? When and how it appeared? I have done long research related to it, and now I can share it with you.

In 1895, this was when volleyball was brought to life by William G. Morgan, physical education director of the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association). Basketball was too hard for the elders, so he thought to invent a proper sport for them. He wanted a sport "with a strong athletic impulse, but no physical contact."

There, combined all the sports he knew. Basketball, tennis, handball and baseball have been his inspirative sources.

Volleyball wasn't named volleyball from the beginning. It was first called 'mintonette', but due to the fact that players "volleyed" the ball back and forth, it remained Volleyball.

I know that it's more interesting to watch a movie, so I will just leave her the link to the video that I made.

Enjoy the history of volleyball!


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