Volleyball’s Evolution, Regulations, Rankings, and Olympic Journey
Volleyball History, Rules and Ranking
The Volleyball History, Rules and Ranking start in 1895, William G. Morgan, an instructor at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Holyoke, Mass., decided to blend elements of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball to create a game for his classes of businessmen which would demand less physical contact than basketball. William George Morgan was the inventor of volleyball. There are both offensive and defensive tasks and one game event may result in both winning and losing points.
Volleyball History, Rules and Ranking.
6 players on a team, 3 on the front row and 3 on the back row. Maximum of three hits per side. Player may not hit the ball twice in succession (A block is not considered a hit) Ball may be played off the net during a volley and on a serve.
Interesting Facts about Volleyball
Initially, Volleyball was named “mignonette”
The 1916 Match in the Philippines.
Became an Official Game in 1947.
Indoor Game Only.
Olympic Clothes Restriction.
Requires Enough Stamina.
One player of the team has a different-colored jersey.
Everyone Gets to Play.
Basic Volleyball Rules
Each team has six starters and six alternates. Players enter change at any moment. However they may only be switched for the player who replaced them if they later return.
Ball must be return each team may hit the ball a maximum of three times. The defending team has a total of three attempts to block or return the ball by hitting it again.
25 points can be score in a game and a win must be two clear points.
Serving the ball cross the baseline.
The ball tries to cross the net but is stopped by it. If the ball hits the net and still goes over the net then this is perfectly legal.
The ball cannot be carried, palmed or run with by any player.
Any portion of a player body that touches the net is forbidden. This is acceptable.
The ball is unable to pass through the net.
Positions in volleyball
- Outside Hitter
- Opposite Hitter
- Middle Blocker
- Defensive Specialist
volleyball rules points
A point is scored when a team wins a rally. If your team sends the ball over the net and the defending team fails to return the ball, you score a point. You can also win a point if the other team hit the ball out of the designated court boundary.
Volleyball game played to 15 points
Matches are played best of five sets. The first four sets are played to 25 points, with the final set being played to 15 points. A team must win a set by two points. There is no ceiling, so a set continues until one of the teams gains a two-point advantage. In indoor volleyball, the games are played to a total of 25 points for each set except the tie-breaker set. This final set will be played to 15 points.
Women’s sporting event has been set, and it wasn’t a FIFA Women’s World Cup match—it was a college volleyball event in Nebraska.
World record for most volleyball passes in a row
The participants controlled the ball for at least 10 seconds. The Lady Patriots far surpassed the old record, setting a new benchmark of 1,027 consecutive volleyball passes, The Interior Journal reports. The new record of successful passes beats the previous record which was set by D.S.V.V.
More than 90,000 people packed into Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska to celebrate “Volleyball Day in Nebraska,” on Aug. 30. The event featured an exhibition game between the Wayne State Wildcats and Nebraska-Kearney, followed by an NCAA division I match-up between the Huskers (on their home turf) and Omaha Mavericks. The Huskers beat their rivals in a 3-0 sweep, and also broke several records in the process.
Men’s Volleyball Winners at Olympics
Year Gold Silver Bronze
2016 Brazil Italy USA
2012 Russia Brazil Italy
2008 USA Brazil Russia
2004 Brazil Italy Russia
2000 Yugoslavia Russia Italy
Women’s Volleyball Winners at Olympics
Year Gold Silver Bronze
2020 USA Brazil Serbia
2016 China Serbia USA
2012 Brazil USA Japan
2008 Brazil USA China
2004 China Russia Cuba
2000 Cuba Russia Brazil
Olympic volleyball schedule 2024
The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympics Games will be the biggest event ever organized in France. The Olympic Games will take place from 26 July to 11 August 2024. The spectacle taking place during those weeks will go down in history and Paris will be the centre of the world – the world of sport and so much more.
In 2028 Los Angeles organized Olympics
That’s the date the LA 2028 Olympics will officially begin, organizers have announced. The Games in Los Angeles will run until 30th July 2028, with the Paralympics following from 15 to 27 August 2028. It’ll be the third time the American city has hosted the Olympics.
Ranking Featuring Men’s Volleyball
Rank Team Score
- USA 375.29
- Italy 360.86
- Brazil 337.28
- Japan 334.34
- France 326.29
- Argentina 318.81
Women’s Volleyball World Cup: Winners list
Year Champions Runner up
1999 Cuba Russia
2003 China Brazil
2007 Italy Brazil
2011 Italy USA
2015 China Serbia
2019 China USA
Volleyball during the 2024 Paris Olympics
Date Event Time (ET)
July 27 Preliminary Round (4 Games) 3a-5:30p
28 July Preliminary Round (4 Games) 3a-5:30p
29 July Preliminary Round (4 Games) 3a-5:30p
30 July Preliminary Round (4 Games) 3a-5:30p
31 July Preliminary Round (4 Games) 3a-5:30p
Aug 01 Preliminary Round (4 Games) 3a-5:30p
Aug 02 Preliminary Round (4 Games) 3a-5:30p
Aug 03 Preliminary Round (4 Games) 3a-5:30p
Aug04 Preliminary Round (4 Games) 3a-5:30p
Aug05 Quarterfinals 3a-5:30p
Aug06 Quarterfinals 3a-5:30p
Aug07 Semifinals 10a-4:30p
Aug08 Semifinals 10a-4:30p
Aug9-11 Bronze Medal Matches TBA
Gold Medal Matches
Volleyball as a Sport has evolved from a simple game to a globally recognized and competitive sport. Its history dedication of individuals who transformed it into a structured and engaging activity, both indoors and on the beach. The rules of volleyball have evolved to ensure fair play game.Top of Form