Volleyball is one of the few sports easily able to make the transition from the indoor arena outside to the nearest beach. This not only the case in friendly recreation but in serious competition and volleyball tickets are available to see these exciting matches between rival schools at the NCAA level and veteran competitors on the beach on the AVP Tournament schedule.
The game is an American game, developed in 1895 in Holyoke, Massachusetts. William Morgan, a physical education director for the local YMCA to give people another indoor game to play. It took a couple more decades, but the game was refined and armed forces helped introduce the game to other countries during World War I and World War II. Today, it is a sport popular in high school with an incredible following in college. The beach game has become a regular summer outing, with landlocked states installing sandpits at local parks to provide a place to play. The college and beach game, at the professional level are very similar, with players digging, setting, and killing. However, college volleyball has six players per side and the AVP has just two.