Volleyball has moved from a picnic pastime to intense competition. Today, more than 46 million people across the United States play volleyball competitively. This team sport can be played on a hard court , on the beach or even in water. The game requires quick reflexes and good hand-eye coordination. Following a few basic training techniques, nutrition basics and safety tips will help young athletes stay in the game and avoid common injuries.
In 1984 both the male and female teams won the first Olympic medals for the United States—the men won gold and the women won silver.