Volleyball is a limited contact sport that if played at all levels of skill and on
multiple surfaces, which accounts for a large varieties of injuries that result from
jumping, diving, and hitting the ball repetitively. The overuse injuries are the most
common in the shoulder, knee, lower back and foot. The surfaces that volleyball is played
on include sand, wood, and synthetic floors, concrete and grass. Getting to know your body's ability can enable you to prepare properly and get the most out out of every mile while avoiding these
all to common injuries:
The following first aid should be used for almost all athletic injuries: pulled muscles, sprained liagaments or broken bones. These guidelines should NOT be used instead of visting a doctor.
You know your body best. If intuition tells you that something is wrong, see your doctor. If you are in doubt, see your doctor.
Modern volleyball training techniques have advanced tremendously in the decade. Volleyball
requires a well-rounded combination of aerobic fitness, flexibility, strength, power, and agility.
In addition, sport-specific skills such as passing, setting, hitting, digging, and blocking must be
mastered. Players also must be trained to make rapid mental decisions and to maintain
superb psychological concentration and focus during matches. A comprehensive trainging program
involoves a variety of methods designed to provide both general conditioning of the athlete and
enhanced skills. Proper equipment to reduce injuries is part of the training regimen. Knee pads
should be torm to prevent the contact of the knee with the court. Regular stretching may also reduce injuries.
Keys to Proper Warm-up