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Effective: Summer 2013

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: PHED 40.
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 -
  • A successful student will be able to demonstrate and perform the intermediate skills and fundamentals of the game of volleyball.
  • A successful student should increase their knowledge of the intermediate skills of game play with increasing knowledge of offensive and defensive strategies.
Description -
Introduce and build upon prior knowledge of the intermediate game of volleyball. Strategies and skills at an intermediate level will be presented and will promote the appreciation for this lifetime activity.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Increase knowledge of the intermediate volleyball skills and fundamentals.
  2. Comprehend intermediate strategies of the game through game play
  3. Increase knowledge of the intermediate level offensive/defensive strategies
  4. Comprehend the use of volleyball as a life long leisure activity
  5. Apply the basic rules of play

Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Comfortable exercise clothing and tennis shoes. Kneepads recommended.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Rules of the game of volleyball.
1. Specific to high school, college, and international
  • Safety within the game of volleyball
  • 1. Net set up
    2. cross training
    3. Agility and plyometrics
  • Fundamentals
  • 1. Refine and define
    2. Peer critique
    3. Drills that challenge and promote increased level of competence
  • Intermediate skills
  • 1. Positional
  • Team play
  • 1. Strategies
    a. Offense: 5-1, 6-2
    b. Defense: perimeter, rotation, middle up
  • History of game
  • 1. origin
    2. rule changes within history

    Methods of Evaluation -
    The student will demonstrate proficiency by:
    1. Skill analysis
    2. Self-assessment
    3. Peer assessment
    4. Written quizzes
    Representative Text(s) -
    Current NCAA Rulebook

    Disciplines -
    Physical Education
    Method of Instruction -
    During periods of instruction the student will be:
    1. Analyzing their own skill
    2. Assessing their skill compared to others in competitive games of volleyball
    3. Critiquing performance with video
    4. Completing a written quiz
    5. Participating in direct instruction to further skills
    Lab Content -
    1. Drills/Activities related to the sport of volleyball
    2. Competitive games to improve skills

    Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
    Reading and writing assignments as recommended by instructor from journals and related topics to sport of volleyball.