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Volleyball

Volleyball England

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Head Office
Contact Email
info@volleyballengland.org
Contact Telephone
01509 227722

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What is Volleyball?

Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of 6 players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organised rules.

It doesn't matter how old you are, how fit you are or whether you're able bodied or disabled. Volleyball is loads of fun and a very social game. It's the only hi-energy, zero body contact, mixed team sport you can play indoors and outdoors - whatever your ability.

As a sport, volleyball requires skill, fitness, strategic thinking and the desire to play as part of a team, but whatever level you play at, volleyball can enhance your life, improving fitness and coordination.

Sitting Volleyball is another version of Volleyball that has been adapted to allow anyone to participate including those with a disability.

Benefits

  • Volleyball for an hour burns approximately 780 calories.
  • Striking the ball strengthens the upper body, arms and shoulders
  • The movement around the court builds the thigh and lower leg muscles.
  • Improves hand-eye coordination
  • Develops faster reflexes.
  • As a team game, it is an excellent way to develop communication skills and learn to work effectively with other people.

Involvement

You can get a casual game going almost anywhere, be it the park, the beach, your back garden, university or even a swimming pool; all that is needed is a net and a ball. For more regulated play, clubs throughout the UK run training sessions and leagues for players of all abilities.

Equipment

There are no specific pieces of kit required to play volleyball, with most people choosing to wear a t-shirt, shorts and trainers. Some players choose to use knee pads and elbow pads to provide protection from falls when playing on an indoor court.

Facts

  • Volleyball was created in 1895 by William G. Morgan, athletics director of the YMCA training school in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He invented the sport, which he called 'mintonette', for older members of the YMCA club. It took the name volleyball the following year.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

Local Programmes

Leicester-Shire & Rutland GO GOLD Athletes

Take a look at the Profiles and Blogs of our current athletes, supported by the GO GOLD Funding Programme.

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

National Programmes

4play4

4play4 gives you an easy to pick up fun format to come and try!

Go Spike

Go Spike is your chance to try one of the best sports around - volleyball!

Local Contacts

Sam Harding

Adult Participation Manager

Telephone
01509 227722

Partners

  • Blaby District Council
    Loughborough University
    Sport England
    Equality Standard
    East Midlands Platform
  • Age UK L&R
    County Sport Network
    British Heart Foundation
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
    Rutland County Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Safeguarding
    Leicestershire County Council
    Melton Borough Council
    QUEST

Partners

  • Age UK L&R
    Safeguarding
  • QUEST
    Loughborough University
  • Equality Standard
    Leicester City Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    County Sport Network
  • Harborough District Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • Melton Borough Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Rutland County Council
    Sport England
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Blaby District Council