2. Lesson Objectives
• To develop knowledge and understanding of the basic Volleyball skills and rules.
• Understand the assess the components of fitness required in Volleyball.
• Practice and improve technique and apply in a game situation.
3. Fitness Components
• Muscular endurance is the ability to use voluntary muscles many times without becoming tired.
• Cardiovascular endurance is the ability to exercise the whole body for long periods of time and is sometimes called
• Co-Ordination the ability to use two or more body parts together. This helps all athletes to move smoothly and quickly
especially when also having to control a ball.
• Agility is the ability to change the position of the body quickly and with control.
• Reaction Time is the time between the presentation of a stimulus and the onset of a movement.
• Speed is the differential rate at which an individual is able to perform a movement or cover a distance in a period of time
or how quickly an individual can move. This helps all games players to move into position.
• Power is the ability to use strength at speed. This helps athletes to jump high, throw far or sprint quickly. Power =
Strength x Speed.
4. Main Volleyball Skills
This is used to start the game and every point. Most often performed over arm but for young students and underarm serve
is common practice. This action is performed from behind the back line.
This skill is performed when the ball is travelling towards the floor and a player wants to get the ball back into the air to
formulate an attack. The technique is performed with straight arms, elbows locked, fingers interlinked and thumbs straight
and facing upwards using the flat to guide the ball into the air.
This skill is used when the ball is high in the air and a player wants to pass to a team mate or push the ball back to the
opposition. This skill is a more controlled movement and is commonly used as the penultimate phase of an attack. The
technique is performed with the player using fingertips to guide the ball into the air, using their elbows to cushion the ball
before pushing up. The player should not slap the ball or catch the ball as movement needs to be a sole action.
A spike in volleyball is an attack strategy used to hit the ball over the net to the opposing team in a way that is difficult to
return. A spike is generally hit at a downward angle with great force. A team mate will aim to SET the ball close to the net
with some height for you to position yourself to jump and hit over the ball with firm palm in a downwards motion.
7. Basic Rules of Volleyball
6 players on a team, 3 on the front row and 3 on the back row
Maximum of three hits per side
Player may not hit the ball twice in succession (A block is not considered a hit)
Ball may be played off the net during a volley and on a serve
The boundary lines of the court are in if the ball touches them
It is legal to contact the ball with any part of a players body
It is illegal to catch, hold, or throw the ball
A player can not block or attack a serve from on or inside the 10 foot line
After the serve, front line players may switch positions at the net
• Participants to be in groups (3-
• Moving around a space keeping
ball above heads.
• Competition: How many times
can the ball be passed between
group in 1 minute.
• Repeat game, with correct
technique. Must use both
hands, and finger tips, do not
slap or catch the ball
• Stretching session with each
teacher demonstrating a
different stretch related to the
Warm up Game
• Groups of 4, practice the 4 main
skills; SERVE SET DIG SPIKE.
1. P1 serves the ball to P2.
2. P2 DIGs the ball up to P3.
3. P3 sets the ball close to the net
with height for P4 to SPIKE
down over the net.
4. Positions rotate.
5. Demonstrate technique
• Teams of 6, depending on numbers
decide winners stay on, first to 5.
All players on serving side rotate
1. 3 points for spike.
2. 2 points if 3 passes made before
- Using 2 hands
- Correct technique
- Team work
- Controlled movements
5-10 mins 10-15 mins 15-20 mins
Discussion on the practical session:
-Recap on skills and key points of technique
-Understanding fitness components related to Volleyball
-Clarify basic rules
Does anyone have any questions?
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