"The sport of volleyball is an American invention, created and designed by William Morgan in Massachusetts in 1895 as an indoor game. Volleyball thrived in the first half of the 20th century, spreading to gyms across the country, and eventually, across the world. By the end of the century, however, volleyball needed some new energy, and the sport reinvented itself on the sand. Beach volleyball has become the higher profile version of the sport, with stars like American Kerry Walsh Jennings and Alison Cerutti of Brazil leading the way. Find out how the stars prepare their bodies through nutrition, sleep and exercise to play both indoors and out. Every book in the Preparing for Game Day series provides tips from the sport s top players and coaches on how to physically and mentally prepare for your favorite sport. Each title also provides a rundown of the steps you should take to be at your optimal level when it is time to compete. Each title in this series includes color photos throughou
Match day -- Think the game -- Physical preparation -- Taking care of the body : injuries and nutrition -- Volleyball: from badminton to the beach and beyond.