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USA Volleyball

Volleyball requires very little gear to play, but your child will need a few things before he or she hits the court.

Athletic Shoes

Athletic Shoes

While most lightweight tennis shoes will do the trick, volleyball specific shoes have good grip to help your child move laterally across the court and absorb impact from jumping.

 


Knee Pads

Knee Pads

Volleyball players frequently slide across the court on their knees. A good pair of knee pads will save your child from painful abrasions.

 


Hair Accessories

Hair Accessories

Athletes with long hair should use a headband, hair-tie or scrunchy to make a ponytail will keep your child’s hair out of his or her face during gameplay.

 


Water Bottle

Water Bottle

Staying hydrated is crucial to succeeding in any sport – especially volleyball! Your child will be running and jumping for over an hour, keep water nearby.

 


Volleyball

Volleyball

A standard volleyball is between 25.5 and 26.5 inches in circumference and weights between 9.2 to 9.9 ounces. Indoor volleyballs are made of leather and slightly heavier than beach volleyballs. Beach balls are softer, bigger and lighter.

 

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