by Richard Lake, Clovis High School
This WebQuest is designed to teach the fundamentals of volleyball (Passing, Setting, Attacking and Serving) and to develop drills that will reinforce the learning of these skills.
Volleyball is a team sport played by two teams on a playing court divided by a net.
The sport originated in the United States, and is now just achieving the type of popularity in the U.S. that it has received on a global basis, where it ranks behind only soccer among participation sports.
Today there are more than 24 million Americans who play volleyball.
There are 800 million players worldwide who play Volleyball at least once a week.
The object of the game is for each team to send the ball regularly over the net to ground it on the opponent's court, and to prevent the ball from being grounded on its own court. The ball is put into play by the right back-row player who serves the ball by hitting it over the net to the opponent's court. A team is allowed to hit the ball three times (in addition to the block contact) to return it to the opponent's court. A player is not allowed to hit the ball twice consecutively, except when attempting a block. The rally continues until the ball touches the ground/floor, goes "out" or a team fails to return it to the opponent's court or commits a fault.
According to research done by SGMA (Sporting Goods Manufactoring Association)
The school district is making the effort to introduce organized sports into the elementary schools. For the first year, the district has asked the 12th grade PE classes to go and teach the fundamental skills of different sports. The district will then organize a rec program to organize teams in these sports.