The first appearance of volleyball in the Olympics was an unofficial appearance. In the summer of 1924 was when volleyball made a unofficial appearance in the Olympics. The reason why it was unofficial is because it was considered a side event which was played my French teenagers since the games were in Paris. Finally volleyball got an official appearance in the summer of 1964 in Tokyo. The reason why volleyball got its appearance in the Tokyo Olympics was because the game was very popular in Japan. In result The home country Japan took gold in both men and woman in volleyball.
Have you ever heard of indoor volleyball? Indoor volleyball has to be my favorite type of volleyball. The reason for this is in indoor volleyball you have six people on your side of the court and six people make it easier to get the ball over to the other side. In indoor volleyball you have to wear knee pads. The reason why you have to where knee pads is when you dig for a ball you can slide easy on the floor and so your knees don’t get bruised. Indoor volleyball has the one setter two or three severs and the rest hitter or diggers. To be a setter in indoor volleyball is a important job because you have to hit the ball the second time no matter where it is. Indoor volleyball is the best team communicating sport in the world.
Kerri Walsh Jennings is one of the most famous volleyball players in the world. Kerri has won three gold medals and one bronze medal. Kerri is known for her killer speeds with her serve. Kerri can serve a ball at 56 miles per hour and even higher can you imagen that coming to your face? Another thing Kerri is good at is blocking a hit. Kerri is six feet tall and when she jumps up with her arms fully extended she is 8 feet tall no ball can get past her. Kerri is best known for playing beach volleyball which makes her even better because beach volleyball can be harder than indoor volleyball. If you ever see Kerri Walsh Jennings you might want to watch your face a 56 mile per hour ball be coming toward you.
Did you know that there are two types of volleyball? There are two types of volleyball and one is beach volleyball. You guessed it beach volleyball is played on sand. Beach volleyball is outside with a sand court and the court is divide by a net. In beach volleyball there are two players on each side. One of the players are the setter the setter is like the brain of the game and the other person is the hitter like the heart of the game. Beach volleyball is hard to do because you have to run in sand and you only have you and one other to pass it too. Beach volleyball is such a fun and healthy sport that is played around the world.