Volleyball Essay

689 Words Dec 15th, 2012 3 Pages
Ashley Lechleidner-Rodriguez
English Composition 1101
September 30, 2011
Illustration/Compare-Contrast

Indoor and Beach Volleyball have gained immense popularity over the years. They’re both very fun sports that anyone at any age can enjoy. Although most people would think both sports are the same, the truth is they are very different. The environment, rules of play and the collegiate opportunities that many players have are a few of the main components that separate these sports. Indoor volleyball was invented in Holyoke Massachusetts by William G. Morgan on February 9, 1895. Originally, the sport was known as “Mintonette” until it was changed a year later to “volleyball” which it is still known as today. The present name
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Middle Blockers are the best at being able to read the other teams’ offense in order to put up a solid block, also hits quick sets to throw the other teams’ defense off balance. Outside Hitters are also known as the all around players because not only do they have to be the best and most consistent hitter on the team but they must also have great passing and defensive skills. An opposite’s main role is to block the other teams’ outside hitter and also serve as second setters. Finally, the libero/defensive specialists are the best passers/diggers on the court, it is prohibited that they ever play in the front row. Beach volleyball is the complete opposite because it only consists of two players on the court and they do not have any specific positions. It is much more difficult to play than Indoor due to the harsh playing conditions. Moving on sand can be extremely difficult and sometimes the temperature (especially in Florida) can get to dangerous highs that could possibly lead to dehydration that’s why it’s so important to drink as much water as possible. Another significant difference between indoor and beach is that indoor can be played year round while beach can only be played during spring and summer time. Indoor is played best out of five “sets”, all of them go to twenty five points (win by two) except the last set which only goes to fifteen points. There always must be two

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