With the game of volleyball being so fast paced it’s often easy to lose sight of the facts and statistics that are present all around us. These facts and statistics are the foundations of volleyball and make the game what it is today. The inception of volleyball Volleyball was invented by William Morgan, who was a Physical Education director of the YMCA, in 1895. Morgan was interested in creating a game in which the core skills used in all of basketball, baseball, handball and tennis were all present. His aim was to combine all of these into one sole...Read More
Author: Marc Bird
Posted by Marc Bird | Jan 25, 2017 |
Smartphones were the first fitness gadgets. Thanks to their sensors, they could track your speed, elevation, and the number of steps you have taken, and calculate the number of calories you have burned. Besides, they have provided you with the oh-so-necessary entertainment for jogging – which is quite boring, if you ask me – in the form of music, podcasts or even audio books played through your headphones. Besides, they have also given you a chance to wind down after a tiring workout session (or even work) thanks to the tons of games they gave you access to. Hundreds...Read More
Posted by Marc Bird | Jan 5, 2017 |
The ankle injury is the most common injury of volleyball players. This injury accounts for 30% of time-loss injuries and can result in significant “downtime” from volleyball. Ankle sprains usually occur at the volleyball net when a player lands on the toot of an opponent or teammate after blocking or attacking. A primary prevention suggestion has been to change the center-line rule so any contact with the line would be considered a violation. In Norway, this rule was experimented with for several weeks. The study found a two-told decrease in ankle sprains; however, the experiment had to be abandoned...Read More
Posted by Marc Bird | Nov 24, 2016 |
When a child is asked what they want to be when they grow up, there are an array of glamorous jobs that they express an interest for. A career as a fireman, an astronaut and a footballer are often the jobs of choice for a young, naïve nursery child – but could a volleyball player be on this list any time soon? Most people will be surprised to learn that volleyball is actually the 5th most popular sport in the world, according to recent research. In 1964, men’s volleyball was added to list of Olympic sports, with beach volleyball...Read More
Posted by Marc Bird | Sep 11, 2016 |
You know that every athletic trainer job is to make sure that the athletes remain healthy. Tight muscles can lead to poor performance and injury and increasing flexibility can help improve these conditions. Stretching comes in many forms, but for now we’re just going to discuss static stretching. While static stretching is effective for increasing the elasticity of muscles that are tight, it should be performed after a good warm up for maximum benefit. I encourage two bouts of static stretching during a training session: The first bout should be no more than five minutes long and take...Read More
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