Volleyball in Indonesia has become quite popular. Many Indonesian people are fond of sports, be it as a spectator, supporter or player. Various sports such as football (soccer), badminton, and swimming have become favorite sports of Indonesian people. Another popular sport is volleyball, which began to flourish in Indonesia in 1928 in the Dutch colonial period. Volleyball is a sport played indoors by two teams with 6 people in each team. Each member of the team has particularly positions their respective roles, namely:
- A tosser (setter) is a person who sets up the ball for his or her teammate to hit.
- A spiker (smasher) is a person who hits the ball hard so it falls over the net
- A libero is a defense person who can freely exit and enter the game area, but cannot spike the ball across the net
In Indonesia volleyball is growing rapidly, marked by the emergence of various volleyball clubs in major cities throughout Indonesia. Some examples of the most popular clubs are Samator Surabaya and Valeria Manowari West Papua. A popular volleyball competition in Indonesia is Proliga. It is attended by many prestigious clubs throughout Indonesia.
The purpose of Proliga is to explore and improve the achievement of Indonesian young people in volleyball. Indonesians have won several championships in the international volleyball world, including the silver medal in the 2014 World Championship in Amphur Muang, Thailand, the gold medal in the 1981 Sea Games in Manila, and the silver Medal in the 1985 Sea Games in Bangkok.
Volleyball can be played outdoors as well as indoors, such as in a field or on the beach. Most people who vacation at the beach and want to exercise will play volleyball. Beach volleyball is very well known and is played by various people around the world. There is an Indonesian beach volleyball team, who will compete in the XVII ASEAN Games in South Korea in October 2014 and the Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand November 14-23, 2014.
International volleyball is governed by the FIVB (Federation Internationale de Volleyball), and in Indonesia, it is governed by PBVSI (Volleyball Association All-Indonesia).
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