Evolution of Volleyball Uniforms

Timeline created by 1953kisn
  • First Volleyball Uniforms

    First Volleyball Uniforms
    When volleyball was first invented it was played by men. They wore very conservative clothes, like a long sleeved shirt, pants that ran past the knee, and leather shoes. However while containing their conservative values their uniform often grew uncomfortable because of their tight clothing and heavy shoes.
  • Volleyball Uniforms

    Volleyball Uniforms
    Women officially didn't start to play volleyball as a competitive sport until the the 40's but college and high school ball started way before than. However when women did play in the 1900's they usually wore very conservative clothing and uncomfortable shoes, so about their everyday women attire.
  • Volleyball Uniforms

    Volleyball Uniforms
    When volleyball was introduced as a real sport more children started to play it. That meant no more dresses, more like compfortable shirts and pants, but not necessarily comfortable shoes.
  • Volleyball Uniforms

    Volleyball Uniforms
    Volleyball uniforms mostly stayed the same during this time. Although
    some changes were made based upon preferences, personal likings, and school rules.
  • Volleyball Uniforms

    Volleyball Uniforms
    During this time period uniforms were kind of in the middle of athletic and conservative clothing. Many players, coaches, and teams preffered comfortable attire more than conservative clothing.
  • Volleyball Uniforms

    Volleyball Uniforms
    In the 1940's the general uniform changed to more of an athletic style than conservative. For instance the skirts chsnged to short cotton shorts, a sleeveless shirt, socks that went to the ankle, and a low comfortable shoe.
  • Volleyball Uniforms

    Volleyball Uniforms
    Although skirts were changed to shorts, some schools could not afford that change immediately, so skirts were really around until almost the 60's.
  • Volleyball Uniforms

    Volleyball Uniforms
    Volleyball uniforms have really been questioned for what is considered a real uniform, but in the 60's you will start to see the older uniforms leave schools and the newer ones come in. For example sleeves of shirts will start to come off, skirts will totally disappear with the replacment of athletic shorts, and knee-pads will start to be worn. Also school logo's, names, mascot's, colorful colors, and numbers will be a frequent accurance with volleyball uniforms.
  • Volleyball Unifroms

    Volleyball Unifroms
    In the 1970's spandez started to become popular in volleyball because of its flexability.
  • Volleyball Uniforms

    Volleyball Uniforms
    Some schools decided to switch over to spandex, instead of regular unflexible athletic shorts, but some decided to stay with them.
  • Volleyball Uniforms

    Volleyball Uniforms
    In the 20th century most all volleyball unifroms were pretty similair to present day uniforms, although styles and trends have changed from then to now.
  • Volleyball Uniforms

    Volleyball Uniforms
    Recent volleyball uniforms usuallly consist of a short sleeved elastic type material shirt, spandex, knee-pads, and volleyball shoes. Yes volleyball shoes they are specially designed for the game of volleyball, unlike regular tennis shoes.
  • Volleyballl Uniforms

    Volleyballl Uniforms
    Present day uniforms can be almost any kind of shirt type. It just depends what your school or region requires, but most all volleyball attire is similair.