= Beach volleyball
Volleyball is born at theYMCA in Holyoke,Massachusetts,
by William G. Morgan, a New Yorker born in 1870.
Another American, Alfred T. Halstead, proposes
“volleyball” as a more appropriate name for the sport
instead of the original “Mintonette.”
Canada adopts volleyball for its recreational programs.
Franklin H. Brown introduces volleyball in Japan.
Elwood S. Brown introduces volleyball in the Philippines
and Dr J. Howard Croker introduces volleyball in China.
Volleyball is adopted at the first Far Eastern Games in
Beach volleyball, a descendant of volleyball, begins life
on the beaches of Waikiki beach in Hawaii, USA.
William Morgan (far left, back row) with the 1895 Holyoke YMCA
team in Massachusetts, USA
Introduction of six-a-side volleyball.
The three hits per side rule is adopted.
The first known volleyball and basketball association is
created in Czechoslovakia.
The American Volleyball Association is created. The first
USA National Volleyball Championships are played at
the Brooklyn Central YMCA.
Men’s volleyball is adopted at the second Central
American and Caribbean Games in Havana, Cuba.
The first two-man beach volleyball game is played in
Santa Monica, California.
Women’s volleyball is played at the Central American
and Caribbean Games in San Salvador.
The first volleyball international committee is created
under the Field Handball Federation.
Poland, France, Czechoslovakia, USA, USSR and Romania
set up the first Autonomous Volleyball Commission.
The Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) is
founded by 14 National Federations in Paris and elects
Paul Libaud as its first President. The founders are USA,
France, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Egypt, Italy, Netherlands,
Belgium, Portugal, Romania, Turkey, Brazil, Uruguay and
First Men’s European Championships are held in Rome,