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Effective: Summer 2013

Advisory: Advisory: This course is included in the Team Sports family of activity courses.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Demonstrate the basic fundamentals for volleyball play
  • Perform with an increasing degree of proficiency the offensive and defensive skills of volleyball.
Description -
Introduction to the game of volleyball. Includes basic skills, strategy, and team play.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. explain the history and its influence on the modern game today.
  2. identify the rules and etiquette of volleyball.
  3. demonstrate basic fundamental skills of volleyball.
  4. apply basic offensive and defensive strategy.
  5. evaluation of one's own skill level.
  6. increase one's fitness and coordination level through practice and game drills.
  7. value volleyball as a lifelong fitness activity.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Comfortable exercise clothing and tennis shoes. Kneepads recommended.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. History of volleyball and its influences
    1. origins
    2. world influence
    3. introduction to the United States
  2. Physical benefits of volleyball
    1. cardiovascular endurance
    2. improvement of hand/eye coordination
    3. improvement of jumping ability
  3. Techniques of volleyball
    1. forearm pass
    2. setting
    3. serving
    4. blocking
    5. hitting
  4. Analysis of individual and team strategy
    1. offensive
    2. defensive
    3. five-one formation
    4. six-two formation
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Oral and written quizzes
  2. Ability to demonstrate proper volleyball techniques
  3. Final written test on knowledge of techniques and the rules of volleyball
Representative Text(s) -
Clemens, Teri, McDowell, Jenny. “The Volleyball Drill Book” American Volleyball Coaches Association . Champaign, IL, Human Kinteics, 2012.

Disciplines -
Physical Education
Method of Instruction -
Cooperative learning exercises, Laboratory, Demonstration
Lab Content -
Lab content may contain but not limited to:
  1. Development of beginning volleyball techniques
    1. pass
    2. serve
    3. hitting
    4. digging
    5. blocking
  2. Increased knowledge of team play strategies: offense/defense
    1. four-two offensive strategy
    2. five-one offensive strategy
    3. rotation defense
    4. perimeter defense
    5. middle up defense

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional reading and writing assignments recommended by instructor.