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Edmonton Volleyball sports information, listings and links



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Background

Volleyball is a sport for kids and adults of varying skill levels. About 2.5 million people pay volleyball recreationally or competitively in Canada.

Volleyball is played by two teams of six, on a "court" with a high net in the middle. The goal is to hit a ball over the net, so your opponents cannot hit it back, to earn a point. Fifteen points wins a game, and matches are typically best-of-three or best-of-five. The game is played using three key skills: "Bump", "Set" and "Spike".

Beach volleyball is played with between two and six players per side on a sand court. Fewer the players requires a higher skill level and greater teamwork. 10 million people playing in competitive beach volleyball leagues each summer.

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Equipment

There is not much equipment required for volleyball: your basic athletic shorts, shirt, and a non-marking court shoe with good support and spring.

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Where


You can either watch or play volleyball at any of the city's recreational facilities and gyms.

You can watch the University of Alberta Golden Bears volleyball teams play on campus. The mens' and women's teams play other Canadian universities from across Canada.

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