sport project VOLLEYBALL

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View Full Document Right Arrow Icon Volleyball By: Joanna Durham, David Stinebaugh, Hallie Silvermetz, Melanie Colgan History of Volleyball 1. Origin of Volleyball a. Developed in 1895 by William G. Morgan i. Was an instructor at the YMCA in Holyoke, Mass. ii. Wanted to create a game for a class of businessmen that would demand minimal physical contact 1. Blended elements of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball a. Raised tennis net six feet six inches above floor, just among average man’s head b. Name was originally “mintonette,” but was changed when onlookers commented that the players seemed to be volleying the ball back and forth, and suggested “volleyball” c. would be a more accurately descriptive name. d. First official volleyball game was played on July 7, 1896 at Springfield College e. As the game grew in popularity, more specific, stricter rules were developed i. Originally the ball could be played off the walls or other obstacles and there was no limit to the number of people on each side ii. The game changed from 21 to 15 points 2. Important Dates: a. 1985- William G. Morgan created the game of volleyball b. 1916- the “set and spike” were introduced as a new offensive style of passing the ball c. 1928- the United States Volleyball Association (now USA Volleyball) was formed
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d. 1928- First U.S. Open was staged e. 1949- the initial World Championships were held in Prague, Czechoslovakia f. 1964- Volleyball was introduced to the Olympic Games (in Tokyo) g. 1984- U.S. Men win Gold, and U.S. Women win Silver at the Los Angeles Olympics h. 1988- U.S. Men win Gold at the Korea Olympics i. 1990- the World League was created j. 2008- U.S. Men win Gold, and U.S. Women win Silver at the Beijing Olympics Sport and Exercise Psychology (Hoffman pg. 238-239) Sport and exercise psychology involve the study of human thought, emotion, and behavior in physical activity, like the emotions of anxiety and anger and how those affect the players performance, how physical activity can help develop self esteem and confidence, and the reasons why some athletes train extensively and other don’t. Sport and exercise psychology provide an integrated way of understand physical activity, for they have learned that motor behavior is influenced by psychological and social factor, like anxiety and audiences. (Hoffman 141-142) Remember the ABC’s of exercise psychology (Hoffman 141-142): A: Affect- Emotional Concepts B: Behavioral- Athletes reaction to exercise and physical activity C- Cognition- study of thought process of individuals who influence and are influenced by their participation in physical activity. A person’s personality is the unique blend of the characteristics that make individuals different
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2010 for the course KNES 200 taught by Professor Hoffman during the Spring '10 term at Maryland.

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