-Basic Concepts of the Game
-Personal Skill Development
Six people on the court at one time
Consists of: 2 outside, 2 middle and 1 right side
hitter, 1 setter
Rally Scoring to 21 points with a cap at 30 and you
must win by two points
Cannot touch the net with any part of your body!
A serve starts every possession
Basic rotation is a circle, harder rotations happen at
Back row players cannot hit in the front row until
they reach the front
Basic Concepts of Digging in Volleyball:
Get in an athletic stance-low to the ground, knees
bent, on the balls of the feet ready to move quickly
Hold both arms out in front, as straight as possible
Clasp hands together so they do not come apart when
hitting the ball
Arms should form a flat platform
Basic Motion of Digging
More of a scooping with the arms than a swinging
This comes more from bending the legs
When is Digging Used?
When there is a hard driven ball coming at you such as
a spike (hit) or a serve.
Basic Concepts of Setting in Volleyball:
Stance: legs shoulder with apart, dominate foot slightly
in front, slight bend in the knee
Arms: overhead slightly lowered and bent, should be
able to see hands
Hands: Thumb and pointer fingers on both hands form a
triangle and fingers are all spread widely apart
IMPORTANT: Do not make the mistake of keeping your
fingers locked. They should be soft!
Basic Motion of Setting
ALWAYS get underneath the ball (never behind you)
Bend the legs and arms and push the ball up
Follow through by letting the fingers go out to the sides
Cradle the ball DO NOT slap
When do you use the Set?
Used usually during the second hit of play to set up the
hitter to spike the ball!
Can also be used if the ball is coming high at your head
Two Types of Serve: Overhand and Underhand
Basic Concept of Underhand:
Place ball in non-dominant hand, stance is staggered
with non-dominant foot in front
Dominant hand makes a fist with the fingers facing up
Swing arm back and make contact with ball
Follow through where you want ball to go
DO NOT TOSS OUT OF YOUR HAND!
Basic Concept of the Overhand Serve
Staggered stance with non-dominant foot in front
Ball held in non-dominant hand
Dominant hand drawn back to ear, elbow sticking back,
Throw ball up in the air with a slight toss
Dominant hand makes contact to hit when ball is in the
Dominant fingers are close together making a “high five”
When to Use the Serve:
The serve is used to start off each new team
Can score points off of a serve
What Serve Do I use?
First use whatever serve you are better at
About placement: want to aim for the weakest passer to
Underhand: good to serve really high
Overhand: good to serve hard, but accurately
Basic Concept of Blocking In Volleyball
Legs together, arms straight up in the air
Strong, straight fingers
Must jump to get hands over the net
Follow the set to the hitter to know where to block
When to use a Block
A block is used to either stop the ball from the
opponents side to get onto your side or to slow down
the hit from the opponents side so the back row players
can make a better pass.
Only front row players can block and can have a single,
double or even triple block depending on how hard the
ball is hit on the opposing side.
OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE
Allowed to only hit three
times per side before
sending it over
Basic offense is the bump,
More advanced can run
different plays switching
(Ex: moving the middle
hitter to the outside to hit a
Very important and needed
to run a good offense
Have the base position and
the action position
Libero: the best passer on
the team that only plays the
back row and substitutes in
for the weaker passers
Volleyball was invented in 1895 in Holyoke
Massachusetts at the YMCA by William Morgan.
Morgan derived the game from a popular game in
Germany called Faustball.
Originally volleyball was called Mintonette.
Stanford and Penn State have the best volleyball
programs in the world.
ME AND VOLLEYBALL
I play beach volleyball for the GAV (Great American
volleyball league) and won my first tournament this
past summer! Beating out 8 teams.
Played club volleyball for WVU for 4 years and was
the president last year.
Coach high school volleyball freshman at my old
high school Roselle Catholic in NJ.
Have played volleyball since 5th grade
Won the NJ state title for volleyball my senior year
of high school in 2006 and was captain for 2 years.
After completing the volleyball unit create a power
point talking about two skills out of the 6 we
Bumping, Setting, Serving, Blocking, Offense, Defense
Include what you personally learned and a slide
with your strengths and weaknesses and how you
will improve them
Make sure to add some pictures and be creative!
We will be presenting on Wednesday the 6th of