The Basics Of The Game of Volleyball posted by Volley Ball
Volleyball is played between two teams having six players each. The teams are separated by a net, and the aim of the game is to ground the ball into the court of the other team. Volleyball is played indoors, on the beach, or on grass surface. Since 1964, the sport of volleyball is being played in the summer Olympics, and there are many other tournaments and competitions held across the world as well.
The volleyball court must be nine meters wide, and 18 meters long, which is divided into two equal parts. The net is 40 inches wide and stands eight feet high in the center of the court. For women's competition, the height of the net is kept at 7 feet 4 inches. The ball should weigh 260 to 280 grams, and should have a circumference of 65 to 67 centimeters.
The team that will serve first is decided by a coin toss. The player who serves will throw the ball in the air and hit it so that it passes over the net and lands into the court of the opposite team. The opposing team is allowed three contacts with the ball to return it to the other side. The usual strategy will be a player bumping the ball so that its trajectory is aimed at a player who will hit it and then a third player will try to spike the ball so that it moves down quickly to the ground on the opposite side. In response to this offense, the other team will play defensively by jumping near the net and blocking the downward stroke and pushing the ball back into the opposite court. The game will continue in this manner with several rallies of offense and defense, until the ball touches the ground or it is shot outside the designated area.Continue reading "The Basics Of The Game of Volleyball"