The History of Volleyball. Initially, volleyball was a game designed as a recreation activity for businessmen. It was first invented in 1895 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. William G. Morgan, a YMCA physical education director, blended elements of tennis, handball and basketball to create the game, which he first named "Mintonette."
3. by Horst Baacke The Origin of Volleyball The origin of Volleyball is uncertain. Similar games were played hundred of years ago in Central and South America and possibly Southeast Asia. Volleyball was initiated in 1895 at Holyoke, Massachusetts, as a recreational activity for businessmen.
legitimacy in the country of its origin. During the late 1960's and 1970's, the sport of volleyball erupted within educationally-based institutions throughout the United States.
Catherine J. Ames Historian of the OHSVCA 2 A BRIEF HISTORY OF VOLLEYBALL AND A FEW OTHER PERTINENT FACTS PART 1: 1895 - 1983 • 1895 William G. Morgan invented the game of volleyball in Holyoke, Massachusetts; there were no limits to the number of players on a team or the number of times the ball could be contacted • The first rule book for volleyball was developed and printed by the A. J. Spalding Company, around 1900 • In 1907, the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) was ...
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For a sport that has been around for over a century, the origin of volleyball traces its roots to a rather humble beginning. History has it that William G Morgan - who invented the game of volleyball in 1895 - came up with the idea so that people who found basketball’s ‘bumping’ or ‘jolting’ too strenuous could have an alternative physical activity to fall back on.
On July 7, 1896 at Springfield College the first game of “volleyball” was played. 1895: William G. Morgan (1870-1942) created the game of volleyball but called the game Mintonette. 1896: The first exhibition match of volleyball is played at Springfield College (called International YMCA Training school in 1896).
Volleyball has come a long way from the dusty-old YMCA gymnasium of Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA, where the visionary William G. Morgan invented the sport back in 1895. It has seen the start of two centuries and the dawn of a new millennium. Volleyball is now one of the big five international sports, and the FIVB, with its 220 affiliated national federations, is the largest international sporting federation in the world.
Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules. It has been a part of the official program of the Summer Olympic Games since Tokyo 1964.