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William G. Morgan- USA - Inventor/Leader
Dr. Harold T. Friermood- USA - Leader
Leonard Gibson- USA - Leader Flo Hyman- USA - Player Eugene Selznick- USA - Player Jane Ward- USA - Player Harry Wilson- USA- Coach/Leader Court of Honor: 1980 U.S. Women's Olympic Team | 1984 U.S. Men's Olympic Team
Douglas Beal- USA - Coach Glen Davies- USA - Leader Kathy Gregory- USA - Player Michael O'Hara- USA - Player Court of Honor: Young Men's Christian Association
Col. Edward DeGroot- USA – Coach Alton Fish- USA - Official Mary Jo Peppler- USA - Player Court of Honor: United States Volleyball Association Paula Weishoff
Dr. George J. Fisher- USA - Leader Thomas Haine- USA - Player Rolf Engen- USA - Player Catalino Ignacio- USA - Leader
Dr. James Coleman- USA - Coach Merton H. Kennedy- USA - Leader Jon Stanley- USA - Player Ron Von Hagen- USA - Beach Player
Mike Bright- USA - Player Al Scates- USA - Coach
Leader Arie Selinger. Morgan Award: ASICS 1995 Debbie Green.Japan .Player Court of Honor: 1988 U.Player 1999 Wilbur H.Player Yasutaka Matsudaira.USA .Coach Steve Timmons.USA .Player Dusty Dvorak.Leader C.Player Paula Weishoff.Coach Court of Honor: Special Olympics International William G.Player Court of Honor: The American Volleyball Coaches Association William G.Court of Honor: Federation Internationale de Volleyball 1994 Patty Dowdell.USA .USA .USA – Coach Albert Monaco Jr.Player Robert L.USA . Men's Olympic Team .USA .USA .USA .Official/Leader Larry Rundle.USA – Leader Harold Wendt Pedro "Pete" Velasco.Player Marv Dunphy.USA .Leader Craig Buck.USA .USA .USA .USA .USA . Peck..Leader James G.USA .USA .USA . Lindsay.USA . "Bobb" Miller.Coach John Koch.Coach Court of Honor: Springfield College Mintonette Medallion of Merit: Sally Kus 1997 Sinjin Smith Andy Banachowski.Player Donald Shondell.S. Morgan Award: Spalding Sports Worldwide John Koch 1996 Patricia Bright.L. Wortham.Player Court of Honor: United States Armed Forces Mintonette Medallion of Merit: Richard Caplan 1998 William Baird.
Morgan Award: Holyoke Gas & Electric 2005 Bernard Rajzman. Mintonette Medallion of Merit: Corporators of the Volleyball Hall of Fame 2000 Hirofumi Daimatsu.Japan .Russia .China .Russia .Player Vyacheslav Platonov.Poland .Japan .Cuba .Player Regla Torres.Player Takako Shirai.USA .Beach Player .Coach Jungo Morita.Player Cecilia Tait.Player Yuri Tchesnokov.USA .Italy .Coach Court of Honor: 1990-1998 Italian Men's National Team William G.Poland .Player/Coach Harold Wendt.USA .Player 2001 Karch Kiraly.Russia .USA .Beach Player Mireya Luis.Player Tomasz Wojtowicz.Coach Stanislaw Gosciniak. Morgan Award: PeoplesBank Mintonette Medallion of Merit: Alex Stetynski Andrea Gardini 2004 Karolyn Kirby.Cuba .USA .Player Sinjin Smith.Russia .Player Seiji Oko.Czech Republic .Brazil .Player Mintonette Medallion of Merit: Karen Keirstead 2002 Lang Ping.Beach Player Julio Velasco.Japan – Coach Endre Holvay Inna Ryskal.USA .Peru .Cuba .William G.Player Ron Lang.Player William G. Morgan Award: Volleyball Festival.Player Eugenio George.Russia . Morgan Award: Volleyball Magazine Mintonette Medallion of Merit: Kirk Kilgour 2003 Givi Akhvlediani.Coach William G.Player Josef Musil.Player Konstantin Reva. Inc.Japan .Player Jean Gaertner.
.Player Masae Kasai Nakamura.Beach Player Yuan Weimin.Beach Player Edward Skorek.China .Bulgaria .Brazil . Hamel 2010 Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar .Leader Andrea Giani.Coach Court of Honor Award:The Japan Volleyball Association (JVA) 2007 Bob Ctvrtlik.Coach William G. Morgan Award: The Dowd Group Mintonette Medallion of Merit: William "Ron" Collamore 2008 Sinan Erdem.Beach Player Dmitar Zlatanov Endre Holvay.Poland .Russia .Player Siegfried Schneider .Player Yuri Poyarkov.Player Paul Libaud .Player Aleksandr Savin .Japan .Australia . Inc. Morgan Award: Holyoke Medical Center 2006 Bernie Holtzman.France .Player Andrea Gardini.Coach Holly McPeak -USA .USA .Brazil .Russia .Germany .Italy .Player Mintonette Medallion of Merit: Francis G.Poland .Turkey .Players Gabriella Kotsis .Player Shigeo Yamada.Leader Randy Stoklos.USA .Administrator Ivan Bugajenkov .Coach Dimitar Zlatanov.Player Nikolay Karpol .Ukraine – Player Vladimir Savvine.Player Hubert Wagner .Leader Kerri Pottharst.Italy .Player Nina Smoleeva.Hungary .Player William G. Morgan Award: Mountain View Landscapes and Lawncare.William G.Player Carlos Nuzman.Brazil .Brazil .Coach Gabriela Perez del Solar -Peru .Japan .Beach Player Court of Honor Award: The City of Holyoke Jackie Silvia 2009 Ana Moser .Latvia .Russia .Russia .USA .Hungary .Leader Jackie Silva.Stephen .
.United States .Player Vladimir "Vanja" Grbic .Player Hugo Conte .United States .Argentina .Serbia .Player Georgy Mondzolevskiy . Frantisek Stibitz .Beach Player Maurício Lima .Czech Republic .United States .Russia – Player Jeff Stork . Today. P.Player Lyudmila Buldakova . Morgan Award: Meyers Brothers Kalicka.Cuba .Brazil . This is then divided into two halves of 9 meters X 9 meters each. the game is played on a court which is 9 meters wide and 18 meters long.Leader William G. so that the top of the net is 2.Netherlands .Russia – Player Mike Dodd .Player Dr.24 meters high (for women).Player William G.Italy – Player Magaly Carvajal .Player Rita Crockett .Corrigan Mintonette Medallion of Merit: Richard (Rick) Lajoie 2011 Lorenzo Bernardi .Howard Cheney Mintonette Medallion of Merit: John O'Donnell Bob Ctvrtlik 2012 Peter Blangé . The height is often varied for different types of players such as veterans and juniors. Morgan Award: California Beach Volleyball Association Mintonette Medallion of Merit: Patricia "Pat" Demers Court of Honor: 1991-2000 Cuban Women's National Team Shigeo Yamada International Volleyball Court Volleyball courts have evolved since the time the game was played the first time. A net which is 1 meter wide is placed in the center. .C.43 meters high (for men) and 2.
6 inches off the ground. which were parallel to the net. at a distance of 3 meters. The players can enter and play within this free zone after the service of the ball. the court area of each team is divided into the 'front row' and 'back row' areas. divided the court in half.A line is drawn parallel to the center in each half." the only other marks on the court were the dribbling lines. A net. The court areas are also surrounded by an area called 'the free zone' which is at least 3 meters wide on all sides of the court. The First Court As long as space allowed. which were to be "plainly marked so as to be visible from all parts of the court. and four feet in front of it on both sides. which was 6 feet. Other than the out-of-bounds lines. Thus. the first rules called for a volleyball court to be 25 feet wide and 50 feet long. . This is called the 'attack line'.
Not everyone could keep up with the fast pace of basketball—and that was even before the fast break was created. Naismith’s game was catching on quickly but there was a drawback. Four years earlier.History of Volleyball A Game for the (Middle) Ages In 1895. his colleague James Naismith had invented the game of basketball just down the road at the Springfield YMCA. Massachusetts. Morgan needed a game that could be enjoyed by middle-aged men. YMCA. Morgan was the education director as the Holyoke. William G. .
a team had to score 21 points to win a game. The first competitive game of volleyball was played July 7. The game became very popular in the East as was played in the Oriental Games as early as 1913. Colleges and high schools began to adopt the sport for both men and women. Originally. The number of times a team could touch the ball before it went over the net was eventually established at three. Alfred Halstead is credited with renaming the sport with the descriptive words “volley ball. Volleyball also caught on in Russia. The earliest games in Morgan’s gym were played with the rubber bladder from inside a basketball.” (Can you imagine Karch Kiraly playing for a gold medal in Olympic beach mintonette?) The number of players on each team also was limited. Not Just for Middle-Aged Men It quickly became apparent that volleyball had appeal far beyond the middle-aged men it was originally introduced to. six-inch net. the standard shape and weight of the ball were almost identical to those used today. When regular international competition began in the 1950s. Teams volleyed the ball back and forth across the net until one team missed. He chose the name because his new sport was related to badminton. that number was reduced to 15. Today. Russia was the dominant team. In 1949. . The organization later became USA Volleyball. Things They Are a Changing…Quickly Changes were immediately made to Morgan’s game. Mintonette was played on a court divided by a six-foot. Volleyball became the competitive fall sport for girls. One of the first changes was the name itself.24 meters) for women’s. The first US national volleyball championships for women were played in 1949. the net is just under eight feet for men’s competition (2. By 1900. Rotating players to various positions on the court has been part of the game from the beginning. 1896.by 25-foot court. the first men’s world championship tournament took place in Prague. this happened in 1928 when the United States Volleyball Association was formed. Spalding made the first official volleyball in 1896. During the World War I. The height of the net was raised to make play more challenging. The number of players was set at nine per side and later reduced to six. For volleyball. The first international championships for women were played in 1952 in Moscow. 54 years after women began competing in the game. Giving the Game Away YMCA workers took the game from Holyoke to US missionary schools in Asia.43 meters) and just over seven feet (2. a team was allowed to have as many players as it could fit into its half of a 50. In 1917. You know a sport has really arrived when official governing bodies are established. United States troops introduced volleyball in Europe. Under the original rules of volleyball. Czechoslovakia. The first rules allowed an unlimited number of hits.Morgan conceived a court game he originally called mintonette. The Fédération Internationale de Volley-ball (FIVB) was founded in 1947.
The first backboards in the history of basketball were also made out of chicken wire. each made up of nine players. . The wire cages also served to protect the players from objects thrown onto the court by people in the stands. which consisted of attempting to knock a “duck” off of a rock by throwing another rock at it. The court was 25 X 50 feet 3. As its popularity increased The National Basketball League (NBL) was formed in 1937. James Naismith. which still exists today. a physical education teacher who was given the task of developing an indoor game from which the history of basketball evolved. would take turns shooting the ball into the basket. which would frequently result in a fight. The net was 6 feet. This behavior reached a point where by it became necessary for the referees to carry guns in order to maintain crowd control. was technically the beginning of basketball history.History of Basketball The history of basketball originated with Dr. James Naismith created a game in 1891 that would continously evolve throughout the years. Morgan 1. which the players would utilize to guide the ball into the basket. The first hoops were actually formed out of chicken wire and were developed because the peach baskets did not have an opening for the ball to fall through. The next significant development in basketball history occurred in 1893 when both the hoop and backboard were invented. In 1949. As a child Naismith played an elementary game known as “duck-on-a-rock”. 6 inches high. chicken wire was also used to build cages to separate the players from the audience. The players would intentionally hurl into one another. First rules Created by William G. Early in basketball history. Wooden backboards bacame mandatory in 1904. According to the history of basketball. Any number of participants was allowed. In order to prevent these brawls from proliferating into the crowd the wire cages were contrived. Around the same time in basketball history. the Basketball Association of America (BAA) was assembled as a competing league. Naismith nailed peach baskets to the ten-foot high balconies at either end of the gymnasium to be used as hoops. Dr. 2. some fans would throw bottles and nails onto the court. Two teams. and glass backboards were admissible by 1909. Naismith decided on an indoor game of skill that would become known as basketball. According to the history of basketball. These wire cages were constructed primarily due to the fact that the first basketball games tended to be extremely violent. After experimenting with several of his physical eduction classes. which served as the basis for the game of basketball. the two leagues merged to form the National Basketball Association (NBA). Duck-on-a-rock. Backboards were also created at this point in basketball history in order to keep spectators in the balcony from interfering with game play.
Continuous air dribbling of the ball was permissible up to a restraining line 4 feet from the net.4. fast paced sport in which two teams (separated by an elevated net) compete to down the ball on the opponent’s side of the court. The length of the game was nine innings. Though the rules governing most levels of volleyball are very similar. Formal volleyball matches must adhere to a set of rules that control the size of the court. each official body has their own specific set of rules and regulations. No limit on the number of hits on each side of the court. A second serve (as in tennis) was permitted if the first resulted in a fault. equipment specifications and game play. A served ball could be assisted across the net. Any ball hitting the net. the number of players. was a fault and resulted in side out. For more specific information regarding the particular rules of each governing body. 7. Basic Principles of the Game . Volleyball Rules & Regulations Volleyball is an exciting. please see the links at the bottom of the page. 8. 6. The information below is a general overview of basic volleyball policies. 9. with three outs allowed per team per inning. except on the first service. 5.
That being said. and no person can serve more than once in succession. here is an outline of fundamental rules of the game: Don’t Let the Ball Hit the Floor on Your Side of the Net The primary objective in volleyball is make the ball hit the floor on the opponent’s side of the court. The resulting contact does not count towards the three contacts per side. while simultaneously preventing it from dropping on your side. There are three front row positions (left front. Teams are also permitted to block the ball as it comes over the net. followed by a set (an overhead pass with the hands).Knowing and understanding the basic tenets of volleyball can be helpful for volleyball newbies and veterans alike. the double becomes illegal if a player makes two separate attempts to hit the ball. middle back. you may “double the ball” (volleyball slang for hitting the . middle front. In theory. Three Contacts/Hits per Side Each team is allowed a maximum of three contacts before it must send the ball back over the net. it can get a little confusing: If the double contact occurs on a team’s initial hit it is a legal play. Players Must Rotate Clockwise In volleyball. However. In other words. and then an attack (overhead one-handed hit directed over the net and towards the opponent). six players rotate clockwise through six different positions on their side of the net. and right front) and three back row positions (left back. Teams rotate with each new server. No Player Can Hit the Ball Twice in Succession The rules state that no player is allowed to hit the ball multiple times in row. this means that a team could technically contact the ball four times (with the first contact being a block) without penalty. and right back). The preferred sequence is a dig (an underarm pass made with the forearms). While this principle appears to be straightforward. Volleyball players go to great lengths to keep the ball from hitting the court—and they have the scrapes and bruises to prove it.
The first team to 25 points wins the game.43 m for men and 2. Court & Equipment Volleyball is played on a rectangular court measuring 18 x 9 meters. The privilege of the “first serve” will then alternate between teams in subsequent games. the referee will conduct a captain’s meeting and a coin toss. The court is divided into two equal parts by a center line and a net. Players are not allowed to carry. the game is not yet done because neither team has gained a two point advantage. but. If you want to know more about the ramifications and applications of this rule. Before the start of a match.ball twice) as long as it is on your team’s first contact and you made a single motion to contact the ball. Most matches are made up of either three or five games. but play continues until one team wins by at least two points.24 m for women. if the score is tied at 24-24 and team “A” scores point 25. Game Play Like tennis. A Player May Not Cause the Ball to Come to a Rest During Contact Volleyball can be categorized as a “rebound” sport because the rules prevent participants from contacting the ball for a prolonged amount of time. participants are permitted to play the ball out of the net during a volley and a serve. click here to check out the guide on ball handing. The Net is Off-Limits No part of a player’s body or uniform is allowed to touch the net. . a team must win a majority of the games in the series in order to win the match. For example. The winner of the coin toss has the option of choosing to serve or to receive the serve. The net resides over the center line and stands at a height of 2. palm or throw the ball. volleyball matches are broken up into individual sets (also called games).
Substitutions There are a set number of substitutions allotted per game (the specific amount differs according to league and/or level of play). setting. To complete a legal serve. a player should have a general grasp of all the basic skills. This scoring method is called “the rally point system. passing. The Skills There are five fundamental skills in the sport of volleyball: serving.For more information on court and equipment specifications. after which the substitute must enter the substitution zone and wait for the referee’s approval. a coach or player must request a substitution from the official. To enter the game. and thus begin the rally. While there are several different serving techniques—the underhand serve. Most governing bodies restrict the amount of time a server has to . A player may substitute into the game only during dead ball situations. A team does not need to be serving to score points.” Some common scoring tactic include: Setting up hits to aim at the weaker players on the team. and top spin serve to name a few—the objective is always the same: send the ball over the net and into the opponent’s court. aiming for vacant areas on the court. Serving The serve initiates play. jump serve. or spiking the ball close-in to the opponent''''s side of the net. the server must contact the ball behind the end line and between the sidelines. While it is natural to have a greater inclination towards certain skills and not others. Any rule infraction will also results in a point for the other team. float serve. Below is a brief description of the skills and the rules that pertain to each. Scoring A point is awarded when play stops at the end of each rally. click here to check out the volleyball court dimensions guide on Isport. blocking. and hitting.
The overhand technique –contacting the ball above the head with two hands simultaneously—is the most common method of setting. If the server misses the serve and the ball does not go over the net. When executing an overhand pass. he/she can then continue past the end line and onto the main court. Passing The pass is a method of receiving an opponent’s serve and/or overhand attack. the player users the hands to direct the ball. A team generally executes the set during its second contact. The rules that most affect this skill are those regarding legal contact of the ball. Blocking A block is an attempt to halt an opponent’s attack by jumping with the hands overhead to create a barrier at the net. the passer receiving a hard driven ball must be sure to keep contact brief and precise. There are two popular forms of this skill: the forearm pass and the overhand pass. the goal is to position the ball in the air so that a teammate is able to easily complete an overhand attack/hit. The serve may touch the net as long as it passes over to the opponent’s side. a sideout is called and a point is awarded to the other team.hit the ball. Good technique can help prevent mishaps. Because it is illegal to catch. Once the server makes contact. . or throw the ball. Proper technique for the forearm pass requires the passer to join the forearms together at waist level to form a platform with which to direct the ball to the desired target. The most common blocking violation is touching the net. palm. but sometimes. Setting When setting the ball. net violations are inevitable.
Penetration Under the Net. The following are volleyball violations for attacking. 2. Blocking within the Opponents Space. a player may make consecutive contacts on the teams first team contact. After contact. o An opponent completes an attack hit on a served ball. Hitters must also be conscious of the rules regulating prolonged contact with the ball. Consecutive Contacts. Basic Violations in Volleyball 1. The ball must rebound from the hit... It's permitted for a player to step under the net into the opponents court provided that some part of the penetrating hand or foot is in contact with or is directly above the center line. 8. provided the contacts take place simultaneously. Contact with the Net. if at the moment of contact. players often jump when striking the ball to increase the difficulty of receiving the hit. . Contact with the ball is made after 3 team contacts.Hitting The attack usually takes place on a team’s third and final contact. While any player is allowed to jump and attack a ball. A player may not hit the ball 2 times consecutively except when blocking. The ball must cross over the net. 6. Reaching Over the Net.. and without contacting the ceiling. provided. 3. only front row players may do so in the front row zone (the area between the center line and the three meter line). Assisted Hit. However. Attacking Faults. There are official volleyball rules for playing the ball at the net. 9. It's a violation for a team to hit the ball 4 times before returning it. Contact with the net is only a fault if contact is made during the action of playing the ball or if it interferes with play. A blocker may place his/her hands beyond the net provided this action doesn't interfere with the opponents play. 10. Ball Crossing the Net Outside the Crossing Space. 11. if at the moment of contact. It's illegal to catch or throw the ball. he/she may step or land outside the service zone or inside the court.. the ball is entirely above the top of the net. o o o The ball would have crossed the net if not touched by a player and no member of the attacking team was in position to make a play. 7. Catch. Because an attacker’s goal is to down the ball on the other team’s side of the court. The ball must cross the net within the crossing space. between the antennaes and their imaginary extension. It's illegal for a player or any object to assist a teammate in playing the ball. Four Hits. 5. It's legal to block beyond the net. when the ball is in the front zone and the ball is entirely above the top of the net. o A back row player completes an attack hit from the front zone. the ball is entirely above the top of the net. At the moment of service contact or take off for a jump serve. The ball is falling near the net and no member of the attacking team is in position to make a play. provided the contacts occur during one action. the server must not touch the court or the ground outside the service zone. o A player completes an attack hit from higher than the top of the net when the ball is coming from an overhand finger pass by a libero in the front zone. o The libero completes an attack hit. 4. Foot Fault.
TABLE OF CONTENTS BASKETBALL HISTORY RULES AND REGULATIONS COURT DIAGRAM FAMOUS PLAYERS VOLLEYBALL HISTORY RULES AND REGULATIONS COURT DIAGRAM FAMOUS PLAYERS .
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