History of Volleyball

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The number of sites available online for this topic is enormous.  This site can not and does not index all available resources.  The following does provide some idea of what is available online and will hopefully be a good starting point for a more extensive search.


Beach Volleyball History __ A timeline for beach volleyball. - From bvbinfo.com - http://www.bvbinfo.com/history.asp

History Of Volleyball __ "In 1995, the sport of Volleyball was 100 years old!...The sport originated in the United States, and is now just achieving the type of popularity in the U.S. that it has received on a global basis, where it ranks behind only soccer among participation sports."  You will find a detailed timeline with included links to related material. - From volleyball.org - http://www.volleyball.org/history.html

History of Volleyball __ A timeline of important dates in the game. - From Northern Michigan University - http://ellerbruch.nmu.edu/classes/cs255w03/cs255students/ehuron/p4/fact.html

History of Volleyball __ "The sport originated in the United States, and is now just achieving the type of popularity in the U.S. that it has received on a global basis, where it ranks behind only soccer among participation sports."  A gen3eral overview of Volleyball history. - From volleyball.com - http://www.volleyball.com/volleyball_history.aspx

History of Volleyball __ "The purpose of this site is to help you quickly and easily find the information you’re looking for about the History of Volleyball. As you will soon see, as you navigate the pages of this site, there is an almost unlimited assortment of items available to meet your needs."  From historyofvolleyball.net - http://historyofvolleyball.net/


History Of Volleyball For Kids __ "As you describe the history of volleyball to your children, ask them questions to help them process the material. Ask why the sport's governing bodies might have made certain rules changes and what effect these changes had on the sport."  A good overview for explaininf volleyball to kids. - From livestrong.com - http://www.livestrong.com/article/350398-history-of-volleyball-for-kids/

The History of Volleyball. Where Volleyball Started __ "The sport of volleyball, originally called "mintonette", was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan, following the invention of basketball by only 4 years. Morgan, a graduate of the Springfield College of the YMCA, styled the game to be a blend of basketball, baseball, tennis and handball."   You will find a brief history and a timeline. - From athleticscholarships.net - http://athleticscholarships.net/history-of-volleyball.htm 

History of Volleyball - William Morgan __ "William Morgan invented volleyball in 1895 at the Holyoke, Massachusetts, YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) where he served as Director of Physical Education."  Get the rest of the story. - From about.com - http://inventors.about.com/od/uvstartinventions/a/Vollyball.htm 

How the Volleyball Rules Changed __ "Throughout the history of volleyball changes have been made to the rules of the game. "  Learn what the changes are. - From historyofvolleyball.net - http://historyofvolleyball.net/volleyball-rules/history-of-volleyball-how-the-volleyball-rules-changed/

Olympic Volleyball | History of Volleyball __ A history of Olympic volleyball and Olympic rules of the game - From historyofvolleyball.net - http://historyofvolleyball.net/category/olympic-volleyball/

Volleyball - A Brief History __ You will find a brief history and timeline. - From westlake.k12.oh.us - http://westlake.k12.oh.us/hilliard/whspe/volleyball/volleyball_history.htm

Volleyball Hall of Fame - Holyoke, Massachusetts __ You will find a history of the game, photo gallery, honorees profiles, and merchandise. - illustrated - From Volleyball Hall of Fame - http://www.volleyhall.org/ 

Volleyball History __ "Volleyball history, information, origin, inventor, object of the game, famous players, usvba, usa volleyball, fivb, beach, ymca, aau, ncaa, cbva, naia, avp, and more." - illustrated - From strength-and-power-for-volleyball.com - http://www.strength-and-power-for-volleyball.com/volleyball-history.html


Volleyball History - Asian Volleyball Confederation __ A brief history and timeline - From asianvolleyball.org - http://www.asianvolleyball.org/organization/2004-04-14/177775.html

Volleyball Memorabilia __ Experience the history of volleyball with this collection of international volleyball memorabilia. - illustrated - From volleyballmemorabilia.com - http://www.volleyballmemorabilia.com/

Volleyball at the Summer Olympics __ An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volleyball_at_the_Summer_Olympics  

Volleyball.ORG, Volleyball World Wide __ You will find history, rules of the game, and just about anything else you might like to know about the sport. - From volleyball.org - http://www.volleyball.org/ 


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