It was a great opportunity to teach her about a new sport. She's familiar with the basic rules of basketball since she's seen games before and is familiar with the basic rules of soccer from playing it, but volleyball was new to her. I was able to explain some of the basic rules, such as out of bounds, only hitting it 3 times, serving, etc. However, I realized there were many things I didn't know about volleyball. Here are a few that came up at the game:
1. Why does one player on each team wear a different color uniform?
2. Why were 7 starters announced for each team, but only 6 can be on the court at once?
3. How does one identify a double hit? I know what a double hit is, but I swear that whenever one was called, the hit looked good to me.
4. Why do all the reserve players stand instead of sitting on chairs as they do during basketball games?
I'm sure there are other things I'm clueless on, but those were the main questions that popped into my head during the game. This was the last game of the season, so I have a whole off-season to research the game of volleyball before the next game.
Despite my confusion on a few things it was a great daddy/daughter date night!