Volleyball in the USSR began to develop after the Great October Socialist Revolution. His enthusiasts and propagandists were students of art universities and art workers. In 1925, at the initiative…

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Jumper's Knee - Patellar Ligament tendonitis
Knee injuries are perhaps the most common among volleyball players. They can be acute and fatigue, the second - more frequent. The most common knee fatigue injury in volleyball players…

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Volleyball is a family affair
Probably, in any sport there is no such nepotism as in volleyball. Husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, brothers and ... brothers! Fathers and sons, mothers and daughters ... This…

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When choosing sneakers for volleyball, first of all pay attention to the sole. It is good if it is made of rubber, which provides the best grip on the gym floor. The pattern on the sole should be made in the form of zigzags or small unidirectional strokes. In this case, the legs will not slip on the floor.

To improve cushioning, the sole may contain helium inlays or air cylinders. Please note that volleyball sneakers should be light enough. In such shoes, the legs will not get tired, and the jumps will be faster. It is better to choose sneakers in a mesh with leather inserts, they allow the foot to “breathe” during active movements. Soft ankle pads made of foam rubber should be in the ankle area so that the boot fits tightly on the foot. Continue reading


Volleyball knee pads are one of the most important parts of the equipment used by both professional volleyball players and amateurs. Volleyball knee pads are designed to protect the knee joint from injuries during the game, both in the hall and in open areas. With an active game, taking the ball, there are frequent situations when a volleyball player is forced to fall on one or two knees, while injuries are almost inevitable if his knees are not protected.

Modern sports knee pads reliably protect your legs if you are responsible in choosing protective equipment. It matters on what type of sites games, competitions will take place. Continue reading


Many beginner volleyball players are mistaken in thinking that the old T-shirt, sweatpants and sneakers “for all occasions” are quite suitable for classes.

Neglecting the right choice of equipment for volleyball, you risk getting numerous microtrauma, not using your potential by 100%, and also worsen the general state of your health. And recalling the allegations that sport is good for health, you should always remember the caveat: with the right clothes, shoes and equipment.

By gender, clothes for playing volleyball are not very different. Continue reading


Modern volleyball nets are made according to the “no-knot” technology, from synthetic fiber (usually polypropylene) in a special way woven into durable threads. By the way, the thicker the thread – the more quality the mesh is considered. It also depends on the thickness of the threads how long the network will serve you. Typically, the thickness of the filaments forming a volleyball net is from 1.2 to 4.2 mm. According to the FIVB rules, volleyball nets must have a steel or kevelar cable of lower tension of 6-8 cords of lateral fastening.

The nets used for amateur volleyball or training, of course, do not necessarily meet the requirements of the FIVB – in such cases there are 4-cord side mounts, and the lower tension cable has less strength. Continue reading


A modern volleyball is a spherical frame – a camera with six panels of artificial or genuine leather stretched over it, three sections each.

In the course of development of volleyball as a sport, the volleyball was also transformed and received all new additions and improvements from manufacturers.

Today, manufacturers of volleyballs have offered the widest selection of balls for any purpose – training, game and souvenir balls, balls for beach volleyball and for playing in the hall, professional volleyballs and balls for beginners. Balls are also divided according to price categories, according to the method of bonding – stitched or glued, according to the naturalness of the skin and many other parameters. Continue reading

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Volleyball as a sport and a means of physical education (part 2)
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Why do we love volleyball? (part 2)
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Volleyball forward
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Ukraine sensationally reached the quarter finals of the European Volleyball Championship
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