What is volleyball?
A: Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net.
Each team tries to score points by doing what?
A: Grounding a ball on the other team's court.
How many players are on a team?
It has been a part of the official program of the
Summer Olympic Games since when?
When was beach volleyball introduced?
A: Atlanta 1996.
The adapted version of volleyball at the Summer
Paralympics Games is called what?
A: Sitting volleyball.
How does a player on one of the teams begin a 'rally'?
A: By serving the ball from behind the back boundary line of the court, over the net, and into the receiving team's court.
The receiving team must not let what happen?
A: They must not let the ball be grounded within their court.
The team may touch the ball up to how many times?
A: Three times.
Individual players may not touch the ball how many
Typically, the first two touches are used to do what?
A: Set up for an attack.
An attack is an attempt to do what?
A: To direct the ball back over the net in such a way that the team receiving the ball is unable to pass the ball back to the other team.
The team that wins the rally is awarded a point and
A: Serves the ball to start the next rally.
A few of the most common faults include:
Causing the ball to touch the ground or floor outside
the opponents' court or without first passing over the net is called a what?
A: A fault.
Catching and throwing the ball is what?
A: Not allowed.
Two consecutive contacts with the ball made by the same
player is what?
A: Not allowed
Four consecutive contacts with the ball made by the
same team results in what?
A: A fault.
What is a net foul?
A: Touching the net during play.
What is a foot fault?
A: The foot crosses over the boundary line when serving or under the net when a front row player is trying to keep the ball in play.
The ball is usually played with the hands or arms, but
players can legally strike or push (short contact) the ball with what?
A: Any part of the body.
In December 1895, in Holyoke, Massachusetts William G.
Morgan, a YMCA physical education director, created a new game called what?
A name derived from what existing game?
A: The game of badminton.
Another indoor sport, basketball, was catching on in
the area, having been invented just ten miles (away in what city?
A: Springfield, Massachusetts, only four years before.
Mintonette was designed to be an indoor sport, less
rough than basketball, for whom?
A: For older members of the YMCA, while still requiring a bit of athletic effort.
The first rules, written down by William G. Morgan,
called for a what?
A: A net 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) high, a 25 ft × 50 ft (7.6 m × 15.2 m) court, and any number of players.
A match was composed of how many innings?
How many serves were allowed for each team in each
There was no limit to the number of “what”for each team
before sending the ball to the opponents' court?
A: Ball contacts.
Hitting the ball into the net was considered a what?
A: A foul (with loss of the point or a side-out)—except in the case of the first-try serve.
The game quickly became known as what?
A: Volleyball (it was originally spelled as two words: "volley ball").
Volleyball rules were slightly modified by the
International YMCA Training School and the game spread around the country to
In the early 1900s Spalding, through its publishing
company American Sports Publishing Company, produced books with what?
A: Complete instruction and rules for the sport.