The History of Volleyball

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  • The Game Was Named

    The Game Was Named
    William G. Morgan, an insturctor at the YMCA, named the sport volleyball beacuse it used basketball, baseball, tennis and handball.
  • The Ball

    The Ball
    In 1900, a ball was designed especially for volleyball.
  • Special Rules

    Special Rules
    In the 1920s, the rules three hits per side and back row attack rules were enforced.
  • The First Beach Volleyball Game Was Played

    The First Beach Volleyball Game Was Played
    The first two-man beach game was played.
  • Forearm Passing

    Forearm Passing
    The forearm passed was introduced to the game. The overhead pass or set was most commonly used.
  • The First Championships

    The First Championships
    The first volleyball championships were held in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Beach Volleyball in the Olympics

    Beach Volleyball in the Olympics
    2-Person Beach Volleyball was added to the Olympics