There are many benefits of playing volleyball, both physically and mentally, as it is a fun way to burn calories, it is a sport that exercises many parts of the body and it allows players to develop skills to work well with others. Volleyball also improves balance, hand-eye coordination and reflexes. A volleyball player can burn approximately 585 calories in about 45 minutes of playing time, as noted by Athletico Physical Therapy.
Although volleyball can be played one on one, it is better played with several players on each side, requiring players to work well as a team. The physical skills players can develop playing volleyball include muscle development of the lower legs, thighs, abdominals, shoulders, arms and upper body.