- To emphasize correct position play for volleyball.
- One volleyball
- Knee pads for each player
- Players either wear knee pads or the game is played on a large mat.
- A net is placed at the height of a tennis net and the players play the game on their knees instead of in a standing position.
- Volleyball rules are used when playing knee volleyball except that the serve consists of a two-handed overhead toss and spiking is not permitted.
- Require two passes before hitting the ball over the net.
- Mark zones on the floor and have the players play from a standing position without using the spike.
- To learn volleyball skills by using different kinds of balls.
- Beach ball
- Plastic ball
exciting way to teach young children the skills of volleyball is to vary the
kind of ball that is to be used.
- Heavy balloon – The students use a heavy balloon to get the concept of a volleyball game.
- Beach ball – The beach ball is heavier and demands quicker reactions from the players. They continue to develop and improve their understanding and skills.
- Heavy plastic ball – This ball is somewhat lighter than a volleyball, but it is possible to closely simulate a volleyball game.
- Volleyball – Students are now ready to use a volleyball. They play regular volleyball because they understand the concepts and rules and have developed the skills needed for volleyball.
- To volley and catch accurately and quickly in order to avoid being caught with the "ball of fire."
- One volleyball per team
- Stand in a circle, at least five feet from any other player.
- The ball is volleyed, using the set pass, to any other player on the circle.
- This person must catch the ball and then volley to another player and so on.
- As the ball is being volleyed and caught, the instructor blows a whistle.
- The player who is in possession of the ball must sit down in the center of the circle while the others continue to volley, until one person remains.
- For younger players, use beach balls, foam rubber balls, etc.
- Use throwing and catching rather than volleying.
- Use the bump rather than the set.
- Use two or more fire balls in each circle.
- To have as few balls as possible in your team's possession when the whistle is blown.
- Seven volleyballs (or other types of balls) per game
- Nets and standards
- One team is on each side of the net, with three or four balls in its possession.
- On a signal, each team throws the balls to the other team, and continues to do so as soon as they are caught.
- You want as few balls as possible on your side of the net at the end of the designated amount of time.
- One point is given for each ball in the team's possession at the end of the game, and the team with the lowest score is the winner.
- Set, serve, or bump rather than throw and catch.
Excerpted from What Are We Doing in Gym Today?