Bump, Set, Spike!
Decatur Women’s Sports League offers volleyball competition. Check back for more details regarding league start. If you have any questions please contact the commissioner at phone: 404.210.4722 or email: AnneBarr30345@gmail.com.
Volleyball is loads of fun and social game. It’s the only hi-energy, zero body contact, mixed team sport you can play indoors and outdoors!
Come out and play with Decatur Women’s Sports League!
Did you know:
In 1895, William G. Morgan, an instructor at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Holyoke, Mass., decided to blend elements of basketball, baseball, tennis, and handball to create a game for his classes of businessmen which would demand less physical contact than basketball. He created the game of Volleyball (at that time called mintonette). Morgan borrowed the net from tennis, and raised it 6 feet 6 inches above the floor, just above the average man’s head.
During a demonstration game, someone remarked to Morgan that the players seemed to be volleying the ball back and forth over the net, and perhaps “volleyball” would be a more descriptive name for the sport. On July 7, 1896 at Springfield College the first game of “volleyball” was played.