can you dig it?

By: Horace Boston III
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how i fell in love with volleyball

I never used to care for volleyball. I thought it was a boring sport that people only played in gym class. But all that changed when I watched an anime about the sport and then decided to give it a try myself. Volleyball is now one of my favorite sports, and I love playing it with friends.

The anime that got me interested in volleyball was "Haikyu!!". I had never given the sport a second thought before watching the show, but I was immediately hooked. The characters were so passionate about the sport and the competition was intense. I wanted to experience that excitement for myself, so I decided to play pickup volleyball games with my friends. And just like the characters in "Haikyu!!", I quickly fell in love with the sport.

I'll never forget my first experience playing volleyball. I was at the park with some friends after they had invited me to come play with them. It was so much fun! I had a blast playing with them, and I quickly got hooked on the sport. I loved the challenge of trying to spike the ball over the net and make amazing plays.

4 people playing volleyball on the beach

When I started playing volleyball, I never thought that I would love it as much as I do now. The thing that appealed to me the most about the sport was the teamwork involved; everyone has to be working together in order to be successful. Volleyball is a very strategic sport, and I love trying to figure out the other team's weaknesses and figuring out how to exploit them.

I also love the physicality of the sport; it's a very demanding workout. I'm always exhausted after playing a game, but I feel amazing afterwards. And, of course, who can forget the excitement of watching or playing a really close game? Volleyball is definitely my new favorite sport!

You might not have thought that volleyball was a sport for you, but after reading this article, I hope it has changed your mind. The physicality of the game is great because it's always an intense workout and offers lots of opportunities to challenge yourself physically. Plus, if playing with friends isn't enough motivation for you, there are plenty more benefits to consider: Volleyball helps build teamwork skills in addition to strengthening both body and mind. And as we all know from watching "Haikyu!!" or any other inspirational sports anime out there (I'm looking at you "Kuroko no Basuke"), team work will make us stronger! If you're ready to give volleyball a try now too, let me be the first one to welcome you!


Logo for sports company Mikasa
Logo for the Association of Volleyball Professionals
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Logo for the anime Haikyu