Volleyball is a team sport in which players use their hands to hit a volleyball over the net in an attempt to land the ball on the opponent’s ground. Each team of six players has a maximum of three consecutive touches, a rally, to attempt to return the ball across the net. Points are scored when a team makes a kill by grounding the ball on the opponent’s side or if a player makes a fault or foul. Common strategies used in volleyball are spiking and blocking the ball at the net which both highlight a player’s height and vertical abilities. Volleyball is played on both indoor courts and beach courts that are both sanctioned as official Olympic variants of the sport.

Who invented volleyball?

Volleyball was invented by William G. Morgan in 1895 as a game that conceptually combined various aspects of tennis, badminton, basketball, baseball, and handball. The original name for volleyball was ‘mintonette’ which was a spin-off of the name badminton.

How many players are on a volleyball team?


Volleyball teams consist of six players on the court at any one time with a maximum of twelve total players listed on the roster. Beach volleyball is played with teams of two.

How long is a volleyball game?

The average volleyball game lasts between 60-90 minutes with each individual game lasting roughly 20-25 minutes. Volleyball is not timed and a game is only completed when a team has won three games out of five possible games.

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6’4” | 1.93 m
February 12, 1991
Earvin N’Gapeth
193.000
1991.00
11000
GUIDE
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Earvin N’Gapeth
6’6” | 1.98 m
August 25, 1989
Facundo Conte
198.000
1989.00
4100
GUIDE
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Facundo Conte
6’.5” | 1.84 m
January 10, 1979
Francesca Piccinini
184.000
1979.00
22000
GUIDE
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Francesca Piccinini
6’3” | 1.91 m
January 6, 1970
Gabrielle Reece
191.000
1970.00
96000
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Gabrielle Reece
6’8” | 2.03 m
October 2, 1988
Ivan Zaytsev
203.000
1988.00
27000
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Ivan Zaytsev
6’1” | 1.85 m
December 31, 1983
Jaqueline Carvalho
185.000
1983.00
13000
GUIDE
3D
Jaqueline Carvalho
8.15”-8.39” | 20.7-21.3 cm (Diameter)
9-10 oz | 260-280 g
Volleyball
21.300
0.280
5800
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VolleyballPerspective view of a 3D model of a VolleyballPerspective view of a 3D model of a Volleyball
Volleyball Attack
5250
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Volleyball Attack
Volleyball Block
1500
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Volleyball Block
29.5' | 9 m
59’ | 18 m
1,743 ft2 | 161 m2
Volleyball Court
900.000
1800.000
161.00
37000
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Volleyball CourtView of a Volleyball Court in 3D available for downloadView of a Volleyball Court in 3D available for download
Volleyball Dig
1600
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Volleyball Dig
Volleyball Jump Serve
350
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Volleyball Jump Serve
7’4.35"-7’ 11.7” | 2.24-2.43 m
36’ | 10.97 m (Total)
.16" | 4 mm
Volleyball Net
243.000
1097.000
0.400
20000
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Volleyball Net3D model of a Volleyball Net viewed in perspective3D model of a Volleyball Net viewed in perspective
Volleyball Set
3400
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Volleyball Set
Volleyball Underhand Serve
300
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Volleyball Underhand Serve
Gabrielle Reece
Set of scaled height illustrations of various volleyball players compared to Gabrielle Reece

Gabrielle Reece, born January 6, 1970, is an American professional volleyball player. Outside of her volleyball career, she is a sports announcer, fashion model, and actress. Reece played volleyball at Florida State University, and while there, she set two school volleyball records in solo blocks (240) and total blocks (747). After graduation she played on professional volleyball tours for many years. For four consecutive years Reece was the WBVL kills leader from 1993-1996. From 1994-95 she was named the Offensive Player of the Year, and the League blocks leader in 1993. Reece competed in the 1999-2000 Olympic Challenge Series and the 1999-2000 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour.

Gabrielle Reece has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m).

Collection of drawings of Gabrielle Reece measured with overall height
Gabrielle Reece, born January 6, 1970, is an American professional volleyball player. Outside of her volleyball career, she is a sports announcer, fashion model, and actress. Reece played volleyball at Florida State University, and while there, she set two school volleyball records in blocks.

Gabrielle Reece has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m).

Collection of drawings of Gabrielle Reece measured with overall height
Gabrielle Reece
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Nationality: United States

Years Active: 1993-2000

Birthday
January 6, 1970

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Gabrielle Reece standing, jumping, passing

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Earvin N’Gapeth
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Earvin N’Gapeth, born April 12, 1991, is a French volleyball player. He is a member of the France National Volleyball Team and the Russian club Zenit Kazan. N’Gapeth was the gold medalist of the World League (2015, 2017), 2015 European Champion, 2010 French Champion, and 2016 Italian Champion. In 2017, for the second year in a row, N’Gapeth was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the FIVB World League. He plays as an outside hitter, and outside of volleyball N’Gapeth is a model and brand ambassador for Adidas.

Earvin N’Gapeth has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Collection of drawings of Earvin N’Gapeth measured with overall height
Earvin N’Gapeth, born April 12, 1991, is a French volleyball player. He is a member of the France National Volleyball Team and the Russian club Zenit Kazan. N’Gapeth was the gold medalist of the World League (2015, 2017), 2015 European Champion, 2010 French Champion, and 2016 Italian Champion.

Earvin N’Gapeth has a height of 6’4” (1.93 m).

Collection of drawings of Earvin N’Gapeth measured with overall height
Earvin N’Gapeth
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6’4” | 1.93 m
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Nationality: France

Years Active: 2008—

Birthday
February 12, 1991

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Earvin N’Gapeth standing, jumping, passing

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Jaqueline Carvalho
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Jaqueline Carvalho, born December 31, 1983, is a Brazilian volleyball player. She was a member of the Brazilian team that won the Olympic Games at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Carvalho was also a part of the national team that won the gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games, and she also won the silver medal at the 2015 Pan American Games. In 2013 she won a fourth gold medal at the World Grand Prix after defeating Japan in the final match. She currently plays as an outside hitter for the Brazilian club Osasco Audax.

Jaqueline Carvalho has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Jaqueline Carvalho in volleyball positions measured with overall height
Jaqueline Carvalho, born December 31, 1983, is a Brazilian volleyball player. She was a member of the Brazilian team that won the Olympic Games at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Carvalho was also a part of the national team that won the gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games.

Jaqueline Carvalho has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Series of elevation drawings of Jaqueline Carvalho in volleyball positions measured with overall height
Jaqueline Carvalho
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6’1” | 1.85 m
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Nationality: Brazil

Years Active: 2001—

Birthday
December 31, 1983

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Jaqueline Carvalho standing, jumping, passing

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Ivan Zaytsev
Scaled height comparison drawings of Ivan Zaytsev compared to other volleyball players

Ivan Zaytsev, born October 2, 1988, is an Italian volleyball player of Russian origin. He is the captain of the Italy Men’s National Volleyball Team and the Russian club Kuzbass Kemerovo. He is the bronze medalist of the Olympic Games London 2012, silver medalist of the European Championship (2011, 2013), bronze medalist of the World League (2013, 2014), Italian Champion (2014), and silver medalist of the Olympic Games Rio 2016. Zaytsev started his career as a setter but later moved to the outside hitter role. He plays as a Wing Spiker while being a very strong defender, setter, and passer.

Ivan Zaytsev has a height of 6’8” (2.03 m).

Set of illustrations of Ivan Zaytsev in various volleyball poses measured with overall height
Ivan Zaytsev, born October 2, 1988, is an Italian volleyball player of Russian origin. He is the captain of the Italy Men’s National Volleyball Team and the Russian club Kuzbass Kemerovo. He is the bronze medalist of the Olympic Games London 2012, silver medalist of the European Championship (2011,

Ivan Zaytsev has a height of 6’8” (2.03 m).

Set of illustrations of Ivan Zaytsev in various volleyball poses measured with overall height
Ivan Zaytsev
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Nationality: Italy

Years Active: 2004—

Birthday
October 2, 1988

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Ivan Zaytsev standing, jumping, passing

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Volleyball
Group of scaled illustrations of various sporting balls compared to the Volleyball

A Volleyball is the official ball used to play indoor Volleyball, beach Volleyball, and other variations of the Volleyball sport. A Volleyball has a sphere form and has 18 rectangular panels that are made of synthetic or genuine leather. The panels are arranged in 6 identical sections of 3 panels each. The Volleyball has a valve that allows its internal air pressure to be adjusted is available in a Youth or Adult version size. An indoor Volleyball is a solid white or a bright yellow color. A beach Volleyball is slightly larger than a standard indoor Volleyball, had a rougher exterior surface and a lower internal pressure. 

Volleyballs have a diameter of 8.15”-8.39” (20.7-21.3 cm) and circumference of 22.59”-26.34” (65-67 cm). The mass of a Volleyball is between 9-10 oz (260-280 g) with a pressure between 4.26-4.61 psi (29.4-31.8 kPa).

Measured illustration of a Volleyball dimensioned with overall diameter and circumference
A Volleyball is the official ball used to play indoor Volleyball, beach Volleyball, and other variations of the Volleyball sport. A Volleyball has a sphere form and has 18 rectangular panels that are made of synthetic or genuine leather. The panels are arranged in 6 identical sections of 3 panels.

Volleyballs have a diameter of 8.15”-8.39” (20.7-21.3 cm) and circumference of 22.59”-26.34” (65-67 cm). The mass of a Volleyball is between 9-10 oz (260-280 g) with a pressure between 4.26-4.61 psi (29.4-31.8 kPa).

Measured illustration of a Volleyball dimensioned with overall diameter and circumference
Volleyball
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8.15”-8.39” | 20.7-21.3 cm (Diameter)
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9-10 oz | 260-280 g
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Circumference: 22.59”-26.34” | 65-67 cm
Pressure: 4.26-4.61 psi | 29.4-31.8 kPa

Material: Leather, synthetic leather

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