In 1930, the first-ever beach volleyball game played. In 1934, referees introduced in the game. 1937 made the United States Volleyball Association formed the first governing body of this sport. In 1964, Volleyball made an entry in the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The story of the USA Volleyball (USAV) cannot be told without first looking at the history of the sport itself. William G. Morgan created the sport of volleyball in 1895. He was a YMCA physical director in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Volleyball became popular immediately and by 1900, the rules of play had evolved to the point where it required its own special ball.
History of Volleyball 1895: William G. Morgan (1870-1942) created the game of volleyball but called the game Mintonette. 1896: The first exhibition match of volleyball is played at Springfield College (called International YMCA Training... 1900: A special ball was designed for the sport. 1916: In ...
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 affiliated national federations, is the largest international sporting federation in the world.
The United States Volleyball Association (USVBA, later to be renamed USA Volleyball) was later founded in 1928 in New York City for the purpose of representing the sport nationally and internationally and for conducting an annual national championship.
Watch the 1992 USA Women's Olympic volleyball Team vs Russia. Tara Cross-Battle. Lori Endicott. Caren Kemner. Kristin Klein. Beverly Oden. Elaina Oden. Danielle Scott. Tammy Webb. Paula Weishoff. Tonya Williams.
1975: The U.S. National Women's women's volleyball team began training year-round in Pasadena, Texas then moved moved to Colorado Springs in 1979. They subsequently moved to Coto de Caza and Fountain Valley, CA in 1980 to train for the upcoming Russian and Los Angeles Olympics before moving to San Diego, CA in 1985.
In 1996, the Cubans were in the midst of their Olympic dominance, winning in 1992, 1996, and 2000, making for one of the great volleyball dynasties – men or women – in the sport’s history.