Volleyball is one of the most common sports on the planet. According to numerous ratings, one of the varieties of this game – beach volleyball, is the second most popular sport in the world after the king of sports (but this is a rather controversial statement, so let’s not focus on it). Volleyball has earned such popularity due to the exciting gameplay and low-cost requirements for material and technical base. Initially, volleyball was called “Minton”, but later it was decided to replace the name of the game with a more harmonious name. In volleyball there are many records, achievements and interesting facts, which we present to your attention.
MOST large number of spectators at the match
The record number of spectators at the volleyball match was registered in 1983 at a friendly match between the national teams of the USSR and Brazil. Continue reading
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 is the patellar tendonitis, which is also called the “jumper’s knee”. At first, it is characterized by pain on the insertion site or in the quadriceps tendon in the region of the superior or at the lower pole of the patella, as an option – in the area of the tibial tuberosity (see figure). Then there is persistent severe pain, which is the reason for stopping sports activities, otherwise a complete rupture of the patella tendon may occur. With the “jumper’s knee”, pain can occur after physical activity, immediately with the start of the training, or immediately, but disappear as soon as the muscles warm up. Continue reading
In modern volleyball, especially in men’s, serve becomes almost a decisive element in the game of most teams. There are two main ways to perform a feed:
proper serve of the ball in volleyball
Before completing each service, whether power or planning, the player must:
completely concentrate on the performance of this element, for which it is safe to rush to the place of filing without haste, decide on how and where to serve. Continue reading