Why does volleyball help increase your height?

October 15, 2018 | By NuBest
Volleyball originated in the United States and is loved all over the world. Volleyball rules are relatively simple. Two teams try to get the ball touching the opponent's court in order to score. The team that wins 3 sets will be the winner. Volleyball not only gives players a feeling of excitement and fun but also supports the players' height growth. Let's learn more about this in the article below.

Why does volleyball help increase your height?

When it comes to height-increasing sports, we cannot help but mention volleyball. While protecting their team's court and attacking the opponent to score, each player must use several forms of moves at the same time: jumping, spiking, blocking, etc. These moves stimulate muscles and bones and strengthen abdominal muscles, back muscles and shoulder muscles. As a result, these muscles and bones become firmer and more supple.

Volleyball is one of the most popular height-increasing sports.

In particular, volleyball net’s height is about 2.42 m for males and 2.24 m for females. Therefore, the players must make high jumps to be able to serve a volleyball, spike a volleyball or block a volleyball. At that time, the whole body is no longer controlled by the Earth's gravity, the bones in the spine are relaxed and stretched and the discs between the joints are expanded maximally. These will stimulate the growth of cartilage tissues effectively and affect the bone formation positively, thereby facilitating the height growth of the players.

While playing volleyball, the players must constantly move and change postures, especially the knee area. This will help promote the growth of the cartilages in the knees. New cartilage layers are produced continuously while old cartilage layers under mechanical effect will be gradually mineralized into bones, which helps the height increase rapidly.

How to play volleyball to increase height

In order to increase height by playing volleyball, you need to be aware that the effect of increasing height of volleyball depends on three factors such as time, frequency and techniques.

When to start playing volleyball

Volleyball is a sport that requires a lot of physical strength. Therefore, you should not let children practice volleyball when they are too young or not healthy enough to play in a proper way. The best age to practice volleyball is over 10. This is when children prepare to enter puberty - the "golden stage" to promote height growth. The volleyball nets should be adjusted to the height which is appropriate for children's ages in order to stimulate them to jump and hit the ball.


Height growth occurs when there is sufficient stimulation, not too little or not too much. Therefore, the frequency of playing volleyball is also an important factor which directly affects the height growth. Parents should let children practice volleyball for 3 sessions per week with 1 - 2 hours per session. In case they have a passion for volleyball and decide to pursue it, the practice time can be increased to help them improve their skills as well as strength. However, the frequency of practising volleyball should be reasonable. Practising volleyball should be in combination with proper rest to ensure the height growth to take place favourably.

Parents should let children practice volleyball for 3 sessions per week with 1 - 2 hours per session.


Every sport has certain rules that the players must follow. Therefore, in order to positively affect musculoskeletal systems and stimulate the height growth, all moves in volleyball such as serving a volleyball, spiking a volleyball or blocking a volleyball... should be done properly. As soon as we begin to practice volleyball, we should spend time to learn its rules and techniques in order to play it easily and properly, thereby supporting the height growth effectively.

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