DID YOU KNOW...
· Volleyball is the second most popular amateur participatory team sport in the United States trailing only basketball.
· The sport is growing at the rate of over ten percent each year.
· 800 million people play volleyball in 210 countries-46 million in the U.S. 650 million in 178 countries, by comparison, play soccer.
· Volleyball is three and a half times bigger than tennis, golf, and other sports that are considered to be lifetime sports.
· It is a game played nearly 50-50 by men and women.
· 58 percent of participants are between the ages of 18 and 34.
· Beach volleyball debuted as a medal sport in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
· Nationwide, 38 million people play volleyball 25 times or more per year.
· Volleyball is an American game originated in Holyoke, Massachusetts 110 years ago.