Foot volleyball is a new sport to develop the movement in the world, originating from Brazil. The number of players each team consists of 02 or 04 athletes on each side using the foot to pass the ball back and forth like a sport Beach volleyball.
The team of footvolley originally had five people on each side. Due to the technical level of the athletes are quite good. Most are professional football players.
So the ball rarely touches the ground. As a result, the number of players on each side began to decrease, gradually to 2 vs 2, as it is nowadays.
Foot volleyball is a sport with 2 teams playing. Each team consists of 02 or 04 players competing on the sand yard with the size of 18 x 9 m. The yard is divided into two equal parts, separated by a net suspended on two vertical columns. Each yard has an area of 9 x 9 m. The ball may be passed by any part of the body, except the hands, arms and forearms.
The goal of the game is to hit the ball over the net so that the ball touches the opponent’s court and prevents the opponent from doing the same on the side of his team.
The ball is considered to be played when a player delivers the ball with one foot, passing over the net in the opposing court area. The ball flew over the net in the space between the two antenna columns. Each team is allowed to touch the ball three times to bring the ball to the opponent’s court.
A player is not allowed to touch the ball twice in a row. A shot ends only when the ball touches the ground or any other object or until a player commits a foul.
Footvolley combines the Law of beach volleyball and the rules of touch from the Football Association. Basically footvolley is beach volleyball. Except that the player is not allowed to use their hands and use football instead of volleyball.
Since the establishment of sports in Brazil, footvolley has spread and become internationally popular, including Europe, America, and Asia. The first international footvolley event held outside of Brazil was sponsored by the American Footvolley Association in March 2003. This event is relatively small and is an impetus for the international development of sports.