Why do we love volleyball? (part 1)
I’m not going to argue about all people in order to avoid analysis of uninteresting cases, but about many we can say with confidence – it is human nature to strive to obtain a result. You can call it a genetic craving for creativity, you can call it a special talent of human individuals, that’s not the point. It is important that this is a component of the life of so many people: we enjoy achieving something that automatically spurs us – we want to achieve something even more cool, to become even better, and so on.
And volleyball is almost an ideal system for growth and getting from this buzz. Today we are finishing the last note from the Ode to Volleyball series. Previously, the teamwork of volleyball and its health benefits were already considered, security issues and a very significant component of the game, psychology in volleyball, were examined in detail. Today we try to briefly highlight the main points of improvement, from which it is possible to catch a lot of pleasure.
First, consider team growth (very rude). How does an ordinary amateur team develop? At first, almost no one can do anything: players cannot really serve or receive the ball, there is no hope for a good pass, and the game is called not volleyball, but shoving the ball through the net. This tactic works effectively, because the opponent, having received the ball on his own court, will be able to return it with a probability of less than 50% … It looks awful, but if traveling people gathered, it could not last long. This is what happens: some participants learn to handle the ball more efficiently, which allows them to carry out effective discounts – not just “to the opponent’s side”, but purposefully – to those where there are no hosts. And this allows one team to win very quickly and easily.
Then the second team also tightens the quality of their reception, the game of exact discounts almost ceases to work – any discount is reliably accepted, organizing a response attack. What to do next? Build up speed. And now the first tall guys are already appearing, who can jump on time in order to reach the ball with their hand, directing it to the opponent’s court not in a high arc, but almost in a straight line. The reaction to this is understandable: other tall guys begin to put in a block, and the whole team increases the quality of handling attacking strikes (no one knows how to hit hard, so you can take any ball normally). The point guard then tries to bring his attacker to the net section without a block. And the blockers learn to move faster and faster, organizing a double-triple block for any attack … Then the attackers understand that a single block is a dream (it must be scored with a 95% probability), although more recently the very fact of setting the block confused them.