The Short History of Beach Volleyball
Branching off from our last article, the game of volleyball itself was invented in 1895, and almost at once it swept around the world; not only as an official sport, but also as a pastime that could be described as one of the “crazed” varieties. Well, it didn’t just stop there; volleyball eventually made its way outdoors, to the beach!
Early descriptions of beach volleyball indicate that it started on the “beaches of everywhere”, but with southern California and Hawaii being the first places to have permanent beach volleyball nets established. At first and for a long time, beach volleyball was played just as standard volleyball was at the time. Nudist/Naturalist clubs were early adopters of outdoor volleyball and adapted to the smaller team rules when they
Volleyball is one of the biggest team sports there are. It is big in the summer olympics and all around the world men and women play it every day. The game of volleyball was originally called “mintonette”, it was invented by William G. Morgan in 1895 at Springfield College in Massachusetts, they made it along with basketball. In 1957 volleyball was officially an Olympic sport, the first games were held in Tokyo 1964 and the first beach volleyball games were in 1996 Atlanta. In London 2012, USA got 12 silver medals. In the Olympics, the Soviet Union has won the most medals. The best country right now is Brazil, winning gold medals in London 2012. One of the best volleyball players from Minnesota right now is Tori Dixon who played for the Gophers
History of Basketball
“According anywhere from Australia to the United States and everywhere in between the game of basketball is played.” (Faurschou, “History of basketball”). The game is played anywhere where you can get a ball and something to throw the ball through. “G.L Pierce patented basketball on June 25, 1929.” (Bellis, “Basketball-James Naismith”).
Sister MaryAnn Tarquinio
16 November 2015
The Physics of Volleyball
There is aspects of physics in almost every aspect of volleyball. Volleyball also follows the three laws of motion provided from Sir Isaac Newton.
The numbers of players are able to be modified in the event of players fouling out or sustaining injury. However, this can only happen with a scholastic or collegiate team. When these events take place the game may be finished off with four or even three players. Basketball is commonly and widely known as a team sport, however, you can play individually or 1 on 1 with another person. This sport could be considered a lifetime sport because you can enjoy it and participate from childhood well into adulthood. But a major downfall is the sport puts a large amount of stress on legs, knees, and ankles and it requires a lot of speed as it is a fast action
The sport basketball was created in 1981 and has grown to be one of the most popular sports to be played worldwide. To think that this life altering activity was thought of by only one man, Dr. James Naismith, a Physical Instructor at the YMCA Training school. Which was in Springfield, Massachusetts. Naismith was under the instructions of the head physical education board when he had the brilliant idea. He was given an enduring two weeks to come up with an indoor game that would give an “athletic distraction” for a jumpy class to participate in through the harsh winter approaching them. All he had was his own mind and a small indoor space to some how create a new game to be played. Naismith succeeded and his creation is now a big time sport played by millions all around the world.
The Origin and Development of Basketball
The game of basketball was created by a gentlemen name of Dr. James Naimsmith on 1861. He was born on Ontario, Canada. He brings the game up when he was working as a teacher on the Young Men Christian Association Training School. Naimsmith created the game to keep the kids in good condition, and wanted to find an activity that could be played indoors on the winter months.
The actual playing of basketball originated in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith when he had to come up with an “athletic distraction” for the students attending YMCA International Training School. Denying the idea of going outside to play sports like soccer, football, etc. Dr. James Naismith thought back to his childhood days, recalling a game called “duck on a rock”. The concept of this old game was one player was required to defend an object called the “duck” while players on the opposite team threw small rocks to knock it down. How Dr. James Naismith was able to forge a well-known sport from that type of a game will forever be a mystery, yet he set off to work using two peach baskets nailed around 10 feet high. Since the sport he created wasn’t a real sport yet, they were forced to use a soccer ball, aiming to get the ball into the peach basketball while resisting the opposite team trying to defend their basket. The goals, being baskets, presented a problem, when a team eventually scored they had to come up with a way to get the ball out of peach baskets. In order to do so they used a long pole and pushed against the bottom of the basket to be able to get the ball out of there. By creating this game, Dr. James Naismith has been able to bring countries together by eventually bringing this spo...
Racquetball is a sport where one can play indoors or outdoors with a small hollow rubber ball. The sport is invented by a man name Joseph Sobek. He first designed this game for people to play a fast-paced sport that is easy to learn. The game was developed in 1950. The courts have four walls, the two long walls are forty feet, the Play wall and back wall are both twenty feet and the height from the floor to the ceiling is also twenty feet. There are lines on the court noting the receiving line, service line and short line. They mark the serving area and the receiving area. There are different types of hits and shots. In racquetball, there is also kinetic energy, momentum, and friction involved that most do not pay attention to.
Basketball is a team sport which has enormous admiration and frolicked with the aid of a ball that is shot into a basket placed horizontally. The objective to shoot the ball that is scores which are increased by resulting definite rules of the game. The game is played by 2 teams establishing 5 players each who play on a noticeable rectangular floor with baskets on mutually ends. The game of basketball was invented by James Naismith in 1891. James Naismith was a physical education teacher at McGill University and later at Springfield College (then Y.M.CA.) at Springfield, Massachusetts. Under the guidance of physical education specialist, Luther Halsey Gulick, he invented basketball as an indoor sport. Basketball is the world’s popular sports