If you're interested in playing volleyball in an organized manner, finding an adult league in your community that meets regularly — perhaps in a high school gymnasium — will give you a regular source of exercise and camaraderie. When you're evaluating different clubs, it's a good idea to assess their rules. For example, some volleyball clubs don't allow players to spike the ball, while this action is permitted with other clubs. If you're leaning toward joining an organization that allows spiking, here are some pros and cons to keep in mind.
Pro: More Realistic
Spiking is a key part of trying to score in competitive volleyball, and it may be part of the game that you like to play. If you grew up playing volleyball in high school and even in college, you'll be more than familiar with how to spike the ball and how to defend against it. For some people, playing in a league that allows spiking can feel more realistic, whereas being in a league in which this action is prohibited can feel a little awkward.
Con: Risk Of Injuries
When you're an adult, you may be more wary of getting injured during your recreational pursuits, and the risk of an injury can be a little higher in a league that allows spiking. For example, a player who doesn't get his or her hands up to block the ball in time could get the ball in the face — and maybe end up with a black eye. You don't want to get hurt playing volleyball, nor do you want to spike the ball and hurt anyone.
Pro: More Competitive
If you're a highly competitive person, you may favor a pro-spiking volleyball club because these games tend to be highly competitive. In this sport, there's nothing that gets a team fired up as quickly as a well-placed and powerful spike that results in a point. You may be comfortable with your volleyball skills and be looking for an activity that is in line with your highly competitive spirit. If so, a club that permits spiking can be a good fit.
Con: Tall Players Can Dominate
You don't have to be tall to play volleyball, but it can definitely help. If you like the idea of spiking but are on the shorter side and know that your ability to do so may be limited, you may want to think about what club will suit you best. For example, if you have tall players on your team who are constantly getting to the ball and spiking it, you may feel a little left out of the action because of your height. This may make a no-spiking club better for you.
Learn more by getting in touch with local girls volleyball clubs.