Pass, set, hit is coming to Alabama

Men’s volleyball is growing in Northern Alabama, and one Sparkman 9 class shared their support for it. Celina Frizzell’s class gave me their opinions about it.


At the start of the season for the United 16 boys and other teams across the country, the class had some opinions. Men’s volleyball is an exciting sport that has been around for decades but is coming around to our region. Men’s volleyball is different from women’s in a few ways. Men’s volleyball is mainly about aggression while women’s has a lot of strategy and wit. A men’s net is 7 feet, 11 ⅝ inches while a women’s net is 7 feet, 4 inches.


“Men’s volleyball is just as important as any other sport,” says Morgan Turner.


Men’s volleyball is blowing up across the country for all ages. This comes at a price of course because it requires the same amount of funding as women’s volleyball. The average club season is around 3000-5000 dollars per season.


‘[Men’s volleyball isn’t a waste of money]; it’s a good outlet for men rather than being forced into a more masculine viewed sport.”


Men’s volleyball is gaining popularity. Majority of interviewees voted yes when asked if they would pay to see a men’s volleyball game. The more interest grows for men’s volleyball, the more support it will find.


 “Men’s volleyball becoming more popular is destroying the femininity associated with volleyball as a sport,” said Skylar Garrett. 


There is a lot of interest in volleyball from men of all ages but there just aren’t enough programs in our region. The more men that become interested in volleyball, the more teams that could be created. There are a total of 239 colleges in the US that offer men’s volleyball as a sport: 23 D1 schools, 25 D2 schools and 107 D3 schools.


”If I had time for it, I would look into a men’s team,” said JW Solomon.