By Guiovanna Hernandez
With our spring season about to take off why not learn about the history behind every sport our Firewolves will be playing.
Softball was invented in 1887 in Chicago, Illinois. The name Softball was given to the game in 1926, that is because the ball used to be soft. It all started on Thanksgiving day of 1887 and alumni were waiting for a football game of Yale versus Harvard and when Yale won a Yale student threw a boxing glove at a Harvard supporter and then the Harvard fan swung the glove with a stick. The ball use to be 16 in. and was changed to 12 in.There were many names for this sport which were “indoor baseball,” “kitten baseball,” “diamond ball,” “mush ball,” and “pumpkin ball.” The rules have also changed many times but there are nine players on the field which consist of a pitcher, catcher, first baseman, second baseman, shortstop, third baseman, and outfielder and two teams have to play. To win you have to pass all three bases without getting out and going to where you first started which is “home base.” Softball is one of the most popular sports in the United States and 113 countries. Softball is normally for women than men.
Track and Field is one of the oldest sports in history is based on running, jumping and throwing skills. The first time track and field was recorded was in Ancient Olympic Games in 776 BC. The events began developing in parts of Northern Europe in the Middle Ages. The Olympics in the 19th century marked a new high for track and field. There are different parts of track and field for example there are sprints, middle distance, long distance, relay race, hurdling, those involves running. Long jump, triple jump, high jump, pole vault, involves jumping. For throwing there is shot put, discus throw javelin throw and hammer throw. So there is different categories that you could choose from. Both female and males can join the sport and you need team members.
Volleyball consist of two teams of six people of each side of the net. You can play volleyball indoors, beach and grass. Volleyball used to be called Mintonette. Volleyball was invented by William G. Morgan, a YMCA physical education director in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The rules changed over time, as well as the net, the court size and the points. There are different skills that are used during volleyball for example serve, pass, set, attack, block, and dig. There are different strategies for example, setters, liberos, middle blockers or middle hitters, outside hitters or left side hitters, and opposite hitters or right-side hitters.
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