Volleyball is played by many people. As a recreational sport it is accessible to all and attracts over a million followers each year. It can be played on all types of surfaces both indoors and outdoors.
Benefits of playing volleyball
- Stimulates coordination and concentration.
- Improves speed, skill and rapid reflexes.
- Reinforces thigh and abdominal muscles during accelerations.
- Absence of physical contacts and shocks.
- Creates a group spirit with the other team-members, social activity.
It has no particular disadvantages:
- It can be practiced at any age,
- Great endurance is not required,
- Absence of physical contact makes it a less dangerous sport,
- Pay attention to your back (scoliosis in the young) and to knee problems.
Although volley ball is a nonviolent sport, there are however some pathologies related to it :
- To fingers: sprains, dislocation, fractures;
- To ankles: sprains;
- Sprains and contusions of the knee;
- Face and eye injuries (caused by the ball);
- Cramps, pulled muscles.
Alternatives to volley-ball
From the age of 3: baby volley
- Stimulates the cognitive and driving development of the child.
- Handling various kinds of volleyball.
- Working to improve balance, coordination and team spirit.
- During summer times, beach volleyball is a sport much practised on beaches:
- Sand is a natural absorber which softens any shocks,
- Outside sport, pleasant, recreational;
- Ecological sport;
- Simple infrastructure and equipment: a net, a pair of shorts, a ball.
- Spirit of friendliness and good atmosphere,
- Be careful about sunstroke !
Volley-ball - Bienfaits et contre-indications