A little bit about volleyball …
Since its “invention”, the game of volleyball is undergoing rapid development. This is reflected in the growing number of volleyball players, and in the growing number of member countries of the International Volleyball Federation.
In terms of its prevalence, this game occupies a leading position in the world sports arena.
The volleyball game has become not only purely sports, but volleyball is developing as a game for the sake of relaxation, volleyball has become a means of organizing leisure activities, maintaining health and restoring health.
Officially, the birth date of volleyball is considered to be 1895, when physical education teacher at the Heliok College (Massachusetts, USA) William Morgan invented the game of volleyball, and then developed its first rules.
This is the official version, although there are others. Some are inclined to consider the ancestor of volleyball an American Halstead from Springfield, who in 1866 began to promote the game of “flying ball”, which he called volleyball.
The specifics of volleyball are partly contained in its very name: “will” – on the fly, “ball” – the ball.
One of the important tasks in volleyball is the task of determining the trajectory and speed of flight of the ball and the ability to “get on the ball” in a timely manner – to take a convenient starting position for receiving a pass, attacking strike, blocking. The ability to quickly solve such problems can be developed with special exercises.
The leading role is played by speed and power in certain combinations. In this case, the speed of muscle contraction and regulation of the speed of movements is of paramount importance.
Particular importance is attached to the spatial accuracy of movements, which is extremely necessary for the first and second passes of the ball, innings, attacking blows.
The speed of the motor reaction and the ability to control the time of movements are important.
Another distinguishing feature of volleyball is the complexity and speed of solving motor tasks in game situations.
Volleyball must take into account the location of the players on the court, predict the actions of partners and unravel the enemy’s plan, quickly analyze the current situation, make a decision on the most appropriate action, and effectively carry out this action.
In a high-speed game, the degree and urgency of solving problems, which depend on the speed of actions of the players, increases significantly.
Volleyball is one of the most common games in Russia.
The massive, truly national character of volleyball is explained by its high emotionality and accessibility, based on the simplicity of the rules of the game and the simplicity of equipment.
A special advantage of volleyball as a means of physical education is its specific quality – the ability to self-dose the load, i.e. the correspondence between the preparedness of the player and the load that he receives.
This makes volleyball a game accessible to people of all ages.