Volleyball Intramurals


Our volleyball teams have been competing for a month! Wednesday was the teachers VS students! It was a big surprise for the students and they did super well!

There were 4 games with teachers playing at two of them. As the teams rotated two different nets, we saw that the teachers and students were both playing determinedly. A lot of times, they were neck and neck, but in one game, students won 21 to 20! We saw how hard the students had worked to learn volleyball over the course of these few weeks, and playing against the teachers was a fun treat for them. Everyone was engaged and had fun. In the end teachers and students both came out with roughly the same number of wins and losses, and it was great fun for everyone.

You may ask which teachers were at the tournament. Ms. Thomas, Ms. Mace, Ms. Urbina, Mr. Kennedy, and many more teachers who you can spot in the pictures were present at the tournament!

The pictures that have been taken are all in the picture on the right (click it).

What are Volleyball Intramurals?

Volleyball is a team sport played between two teams of six players divided by a net. Under strict rules, each team attempts to score points by grounding a ball on the opposing team’s court.  Since Tokyo 1964, it has been a part of the official Summer Olympic Games program. Beach volleyball was added to the schedule in 1996 in Atlanta. At the Summer Paralympic Games, sitting volleyball is the adapted version of volleyball. Volleyball was invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan, the physical director of the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) in Holyoke, Massachusetts. It was created as an indoor sport for businessmen who found the new game of basketball too strenuous. Morgan referred to the sport as “mintonette” until a professor from Springfield College in Massachusetts noticed the volleying nature of the game and proposed the name “volleyball.” Morgan drafted the original rules, which were published in the first edition of the Official Handbook of the Athletic League of the Young Men’s Christian Associations of North America (1897).

Volleyball Intramurals at Gibbons is a great way to learn volleyball with your friends. It’s after school in the gym at Gibbons on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. There are so many students that love volleyball and come to play it in Volleyball Intramurals!