In volleyball, volleyball is a soft ball. Same thing with softball. That's why people confuse softball with volleyball. Also, the guy who is answering your question sees girls playing volleyball when I hear the term "softball."
You don't use bats in volleyball, and you don't use nets in softball. Teams are different sizes. Balls are different sizes. Scoring system is that. Volleyball courts are very different from softball fields in size and composition. Other than that they are practically the same game.
volley ball is as important as any other sport. lets say that u plat softball. softball is important to you cause you play that sport. volley ball is important to people who play volleyball. especially the people who get scholarships out of playing volleyball.