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Druhna Chris: Zlot Memories & Volleyball!

Remember the 2018 Zlot at Orchard Lake in Michigan??? Remember how much fun it was?!? Just look at the photos! Remember your Falcon friends? Now is your chance to reunite! Join us at the National Youth/Adult Volleyball Tournament over the weekend of November 5 – 7, 2021 in La Porte, Ind. All of the details and registration information can be found HERE. Early registration closes on October 4, 2021. You can save $5 per participant before then. So, come on out and enjoy our first Falcon Youth Event since the pandemic! Bring your friends; they don’t have to be Members. Be sure to read all of the information about registration and complete the Insurance Waiver for COVID precautions. Let me know if you have any questions. See you in November!

Druhna Chris: History of Volleyball

With the PFA Youth/Adult Volleyball Tournament on the horizon, I wanted to share some interesting information that I have found about volleyball and its origins…

A man named William G. Morgan invented the game in 1895 in Holyoke, Mass. This happened at around the same time James Naismith invented the sport of basketball. Morgan wanted to find a sport that was less violent and intense than basketball. So originally, he called it “Mintonette.”

His first attempt at the sport was to think about tennis, but he raised the net to just above the head of an average man. Then, he had to find the correct type of ball to use. He had the Spalding company make a leather-covered ball with a rubber inner tube. He and two of his friends drew up the first 10 rules of the game.

Morgan arranged to make a presentation of the game to the YMCA Directors of Physical Education and the International Committee of YMCA’s. He proposed that the object of the game was to keep the ball in movement over a high net from one side to the other. At this time, one of the directors suggested that the name be changed to “Volley Ball.” The only other change to the name was to make it one word – VOLLEYBALL!

A handwritten copy of the rules was presented to the YMCA Directors, and a committee was appointed to study and produce suggestions to promote the game. These rules were included in the 1897 edition of the 1st Official Handbook of the North American YMCA Athletic League.

In 1916, the YMCA convinced the NCAA to publish the Volleyball rules and a series of articles the contributed to the growth of the sport in college.

In 1918, the rules were amended to limit the number of players to 6, and in 1922 they were amended to set the number of hits per side to 3, which is how the game is played today.

Volleyball, according to the Olympic Program Commission, is the most widely played sport in the world. It has over 900 million fans and more professional leagues than any other sport.

I hope you will jump on the band wagon and join us for the Youth/Adult Volleyball Tournament in La Porte, Ind. the weekend of November 5-7, 2021. All the information you need can be found by clicking here. The Early Registration Deadline is October 4, 2021. You can save $5 per participant if you register early. Remember that you do not need a full team, as we can always put you on a team. So, gather your friends, Members or not, and join us for the fun!

National Volleyball Results 2019

See below for the results of the 2019 National Adult/Youth Volleyball Tournament.

2019 Youth Volleyball Tournament Results

First Place

  • Coach Shari Pekarovic
  • Robert Lewicki
  • Vince Barbieri
  • Samantha Smith
  • Kaylee Baars
  • Parker Palombia
  • Dakota Baars

Second Place

  • Coach Renee La Londe
  • Alek Matyszczyk
  • Jakub Czachor
  • Molly Yeske
  • Isabella Hoffman
  • Gabriel Mlyarczyk
  • Alexa Mauder

Third Place

  • Coach Lisa Slawinski
  • Alyssa Mauder
  • Isabella Yeske
  • Sam Palombia
  • Andrew Clement
  • Caiden Crisp
  • Stella Urquhart

Fourth Place

  • Coach Steve Hoffman
  • Glen Mauder
  • Bethany Doscher
  • Rowan Urquhart
  • Adam Hoffman
  • Caili Szpakowski
  • Brooke McPherson

2019 Adult Volleyball Tournament Results

First Place

  • Chad Bolotin
  • Christopher Bolotin
  • Todd Bolotin
  • Christy Paterni
  • Melissa Paterni
  • Matthew Mlymarczyk
  • Lisa Mlynarczyk

Second Place

  • Walter Szpakowski
  • Cheyenne Langston
  • Floyd Taylor
  • Dorothy Kalinowski
  • Tori Slawinski
  • Glen Mauder
  • Todd Gould

Third Place

  • Brad Puskar
  • Becky Yeske
  • Jason Yeske
  • Todd Gould
  • Patty Urquhart
  • Melissa Puskar
  • Mitchell Smith

For additional photos, please visit the PFA National Facebook page.