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Effective: Summer 2014

Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
May be taken six times for credit.
FHGE: Lifelong Learning Transferable: CSU/UC
6 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Upon completion students should be able to execute game strategies appropriate to the sport, demonstrating an understanding of those strategies.
  • Upon completion students should demonstrate skills at a level which could qualify a student athlete for NCAA and NAIA competition.
Description -
Competitive intercollegiate volleyball emphasizing early season conditioning, development of skills and strategy, and team building through pre-conference and conference competition. Intended for participants of the women's volleyball team.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. perform volleyball skills related to each athlete's specialization and team objectives.
  2. prepare to compete in a highly organized team sport at a maximum level of competition.
  3. apply and practice skills learned and show improvement.
  4. analyze effectively the opposing team's play and strategies.
  5. demonstrate through performance the development of physical fitness levels in strength, endurance, and health.
  6. identify the official rules and their interpretations to enhance performance.
  7. display proper sportsmanship both on and off the court.
  8. explain the elements and actions involved in an athletic philosophy.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Gymnasium and volleyball shoes.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Advanced development of volleyball performance skills
    1. offensive skills
      1. serve receive - forearm pass
      2. overhead pass
      3. sets
      4. spiking
      5. off speed shots; dink
    2. defensive skills
      1. digging
      2. single block
      3. double block
      4. court positioning
  2. Strategies
    1. offensive
    2. defensive
    3. base defense positions
    4. team and individual blocking
    5. court coverage responsibility
    6. 'free ball' situation
  3. Physical fitness
    1. muscle strength
    2. muscle endurance
    3. flexibility
    4. body composition
  4. Rules and regulations
    1. scoring
    2. faults
    3. net play
    4. game/match
  5. Sportsmanship and etiquette
    1. mutual respect
    2. distracting an opponent
    3. joy of competition
    4. zeal of excellence
    5. rivalry and camaraderie
  6. Individual and team philosophy
    1. motivation
    2. philosophy
    3. pride
    4. excellence
    5. sacrifice
    6. success
    7. integrity
    8. perseverance
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Subjective assessment of physical skills and performance by direct coach's observation
    1. individual and team verbal critiques
    2. video analysis
    3. student-athlete counseling: academic involvement, athletic department, eligibility
    4. individual improvement, performance, and contribution to the total team effort
  2. Objective assessment of performance
    1. participation in athletic competitions and practices
    2. final evaluations
Representative Text(s) -
Current NCAA Rulebook

Disciplines -
Coaching or Physical Education
Method of Instruction -
Demonstration, drills and corrective feedback. Video analysis of practice film, classroom meetings, and visualization.
Lab Content -
  1. Drills for skill building
  2. Passing
  3. Digging
  4. Serving
  5. Hitting
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Optional writing exercises related to the sport and based on recommended reading.