|Governing Body:||Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB)|
Volleyball is a high-energy team sport played by two teams of six players separated by a net. The sport was originated in 1895 in Holyoke, Massachusetts by “William G. Morgan”, a physical education director of YMCA. He named the sport Mintonette which was played as a pastime by any number of players. After its first exhibition match held in 1896, it was named as Volleyball by an observer “Alfred Halstead.” The first world championship for men was held in 1949 and in 1952 for women. The sport is also a part of summer Olympics since 1964. The international federation of the sport FIVB was founded in 1947.
To score more points than the opponent team by hitting the ball above and over the net so that the opponent team can’t return the ball.