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Organized, well-structured youth volleyball camps, leagues, club teams, and tournaments can provide on-going physical activities to benefit for children and teens. Positive experiences playing volleyball can have an important role in a young person’s life. volleyball as a kid is good for the mind, body and spirit. As well as, helping teach adolescents accountability, dedication, leadership and other skills.
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Five great reasons for Arizona parents to sign your child up to play volleyball!
As a parent, knowing the “why” is very important. Also, what should parents know about volleyball so that they give it a chance to be their sport. For example, do parents know how safe volleyball is compared to other sports? The most recent high school data (2016) for the National High School Federation’s (NFHS) top 10 sports shows volleyball ranked at the bottom of the rate of injuries (1.19 per 1,000 athlete exposures) with only baseball being safer.
1. It’s very popular
It is one of the three most popular sports played in the world for both men and women, along with soccer and basketball. How diverse is our sport? There are more than 200 nations that are members of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB). That is more than any other sport in the world. In the U.S., volleyball is the No. 1 girls team sport in high school (in terms of participation). More than 440,000 play annual, thousands more than in basketball, soccer or softball, just to name a few. There are more than 10,000 scholarships at the college level.
2. It’s safe
In this era of concussion concern, while kids might get hit in the head by not reading the incoming serve correctly (a 2006 report from the National High School Federation found that “nearly half of concussions came from passing”), it is ranked as one of the three lowest concussion rate sports at both the college and high school levels.
3. You can play volleyball for most of your life
You can start by having great fun games with your 3-year-old and a balloon or beach ball. Did you know your child could still be playing at the USAV Open National Championships 50 years from now? The USAV Opens has age groups of 79-plus. William G. Morgan may have created volleyball in 1895 as a less-strenuous option, but the modern game develops and expects good fitness, not just fun.
4. Volleyball teaches teamwork in ways few sports can.
No one player can “star” on a volleyball team. Good volleyball at any age is played with three hits. Volleyball teams learn to “Better the Ball,” which is a great trait in life. This team sport teaches about leadership, failure and success and so much more. It is incredibly challenging but needs little equipment other than perhaps knee pads. By challenging, I mean it is a rebound sport, like tennis, badminton, and even golf. But players must learn to do it ALL with their own bodies. You can’t buy the latest racquet or bat to “play better.” Your WHOLE body is legal to use, so you get an all-around workout. You can play on grass, sand, wood, concrete, snow, water and mud.
5. It’s exciting to watch and FUN to play
One player will touch the ball for around five seconds total per match. Players must learn to read over the net and deflect the ball to the next spot, never getting to hold onto the ball or pause as in basketball, soccer, baseball or other popular sports. It brings people of all ages and abilities together.