Monday, February 10, 2014

Overhead Passing Critical Elelments

Overhead Passing (aka Set)
  • Feet shoulder width apart with right foot lightly in front of the left foot
  • On balls of feet, read to move
  • Quick draw to present hands early on top of forehead
  • Allow the ball to drop into hands just above the forehead
  • Hands open and in the shape of the ball ready to receive the ball
  • Extend legs and arms to the appropriate attack area
  • Finish hands to target area "High Ten", hips and shoulders to target

Volleyball History

Volleyball History

  • Created by William G. Morgan in 1895
  • Originated in the United States
  • Originally called Mintonette
  • Purpose was to have less physical contact than basketball
  • By 1900 a specific multi-color ball was created specially for volleyball

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Forearm Passing Critical Elements!

Below Are The Forearm Passing Critical Elements!

  • Feet shoulder with apart with right foot slightly in front of the left foot
  • On balls of feet, ready to move
  • Knees over toes and chest over knees
  • Shoulders squeeze neck
  • Elbows locked
  • Platform flat, presented early, and away from the body
  • Thumbs parallel in hand position
  • Ball should contact between elbow and wrist
  • Extend legs
  • Finish platform, hips, and shoulders to target

Various Volleyball Terminology and Definitions

Ace-A serve that results directly in a point, usually when the ball hits the floor untouched on the receiving team’s side of the court

Free ball- Returning the ball to the opponent without the intent to get a kill (slow, arcing, pass rather than a spike)

Kill- An attack that results directly in a point or sideout

Assist- Passing or setting the ball to a teammate who attacks the ball for a kill

Tandem – A combination in which one player attacks immediately behind another

Six Pack- When a defending player gets hit in the face with the ball either from an attack or by a deflection off the block

Tool- When an attacker hits the ball off an opposing blockers arms when out of bounds

Roof- To block a spike, usually straight down for a point

Pancake- one-hand floor defensive technique where the hand is extended and slid along the floor palm down while the player dives or extension rolls, so that the ball bounces off the back of the hand.

This above player is demonstrating a pancake.

Welcome to The Volley-Blog!

Welcome to The Volley-Blog!

This blog is a place where physical education teachers and coaches can post anything they may know about volleyball, such as rules, cues, or definitions!