2020-21 VOLLEYBALL MAJOR EDITORIAL CHANGES. 4-2-1e: Removes language referencing the size restrictions of mascots and/or school names placed on the uniform sleeve as a part of the 2019-20 uniform rules changes.
Until the year 1915, there seem to be no major changes to the design and structure of the volleyball ball. Introduction of beach volleyball seems to have changed the structure and construction to a considerable level. The ball circumference was increased to 68.58 centimeters. The exterior leather layer was roughed up slightly to a higher level.
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This new design was an 8-panel one. After testing, it was proven that the newer lesser-paneled ball offered more accuracy to players. It was also developed with dimples that played to the flight pattern of the ball. Interestingly, this was the first time the design of the volleyball had changed throughout its 100-year history in sports.
For the Olympic indoor volleyball competition in 2008 the company Mikasa developed and manufactured a new design. This new ball has an eight-panel design to allow more hand contact on the ball for improved accuracy. The ball has dimples which are meant to create a truer flight pattern. This was the first major design change in over 100 years.
The name of the game was changed when someone suggested to call it Volleyball (originally called Volley Ball) since the ball was being volleyed back and forth across the net, and a ball was designed specifically for the game in 1900 (before which a number of different balls were used and were found unsuitable).
Team players' numbers must all be the same color and size. Manufacturer's logos and lettering on ladies' volleyball uniforms do not have to be identical. Since shoes, socks, and knee pads are not considered part of the uniform, they do not have to be identical. Exposed undergarments must meet certain standards.
Indoor volleyballs may be solid white or the brightest shade of yellow. They are made in two versions: the youth version is slightly smaller and weighs much less than an adult volleyball, and a heavier medicine ball type that allows setters to strengthen their fingers.
Volleyball. Volleyball has come a long way from the dusty-old YMCA gymnasium of Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA, where the visionary William G. Morgan invented the sport back in 1895. It has seen the start of two centuries and the dawn of a new millennium. Volleyball is now one of the big five international sports, and the FIVB, with its 220 ...