Volleyball

VOLLEYBALL


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HISTORY OF SPORT


-Invented in 1895 by William G. Morgan
-Graduate of Springfield College  
-Originated in the United States 
-Designed the game to be a combination of tennis, basketball, baseball, & handball
-The game was originally called "mintonette"

SKILLS COVERED
-Forearm Pass (Bump)
-Set Pass
-Underhand Serve
-Overhand Serve
-Volley
-Offensive Positioning
-Rotations
-Communication
-Teamwork 
-Cooperation

SKILL CUES
Forearm Pass
-Make a flat surface with forearms by placing back of one hand in palm of the other
-Move feet to get under the ball
-One foot in front of the other with knees bent

-BEND and EXTEND arms, body, and knees to the ball
-Do NOT swing your arms **Bend and Extend**

Set Pass

-Elbows high to the sky
-Make a triangle shape with your hands using thumb & index finger
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Quick catch and push with your fingers (water balloon)
-Extend your arms and wrist **Bend & Extend**


Serving
Underhand Serve
-Face your target
-Hold the ball with your non-striking hand across your body (diagonal) 
-Step with opposite foot and bring your striking hand back
-Strike the bottom of the ball
-Do not toss the ball during the striking motion
-Follow through toward your target

Overhand Serve
-Shoulders are square to the net facing target
-Step forward with the foot opposite to the striking hand
-Toss the ball 3-4 ft above head 
-Strike the ball with an open hand ("swing through the ball")
-Keep eyes on the ball
-Follow through with the striking hand in the direction of the ball
-Transfer weight from the back foot to the front foot

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