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Made Some Random Friends This Week!

This week I go two play volleyball on THREE separate occasions! What a great week, am I right?

The first time was my weekly volleyball week that was the last week, and I explained how that went earlier in the week.

The second time Greg, Hunter, Kelsey, and I went out to try and play at Morey Courts in Mount Pleasant. Welp, their courts were full up. Luckily though it led to us heading over to Downtown Mount Pleasant to play on the sand courts. We got there and there happened to be another random team that was practicing for a league at Central Michigan University for the summer. So, we asked if we could play and they were absolutely okay with it. SO we played several games and we did actually really good and sadly we didn’t get any of their names so we will probably never play against them again but it was still nice to have a practice team.

The THIRD time was just yesterday on Saturday and Greg and I decided to go to Morey again and luckily they had their courts open this time. So we started just practicing our essential basics and moving on to setting and spiking and then a bunch of people came and started playing their own game on a court right next to ours so we asked if we could join and they were okay with it! It was great, they were a riot. Full of jokes, laughter, and they tried really hard. We played two whole matches and we both had a lot of fun, but again, we didn’t get anyones names so still no practice squads. But that’s okay, we made good progress and now we are all just prepping for the June volleyball league!

 

Till next time,

W.P.

3 Volleyball Facts that Will BLOW Your Mind. 30 Second Read!!

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  1. Most volleyball players jump around 80 or more times per match!

2. Volleyball has more national federations than any other sport with over 200 registered with FIVB.

3. The longest marathon playing volleyball indoors was 101 hours long. Achieved by SVU Volleyball in the Netherlands. Thats over four days long.

From my experience playing volleyball a three set match lasts about an hour, usually a bit longer. I can only assume a more experienced match would last a bit longer. So lets say an hour and fifteen minutes per match. (Just an estimate, there really is no good way to find the time because volleyball matches are not timed). My estimate is that they played around 80 Matches of volleyball. Since one match of volleyball has anywhere from 2-5 sets then they played somewhere around 242 sets of volleyball consecutively. So if each set ONLY went to 25 points (They can go longer, sets of volleyball are win by 2), approximately 6050 points were scored. (All numbers are approximations and guesses.) THATS CRAZY.

Hope you enjoyed this thirty second read,

Till next time,

W.P.

 

Sources,

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/longest-marathon-playing-volleyball-%28indoors%29

https://www.totalsportek.com/most-popular-sports/

http://www.answers.com/Q/On_average_how_many_times_does_a_volleyball_player_jump_in_a_match