Approved by Faculty Senate.
University Studies Course Approval
Department of Physical Education and Recreation
College of Education
PER Course Number: 104
Course Title: Volleyball
Semester Hours: 1 SH
Frequency of Offering: Each semester, multiple sections
This is a 1 credit University Studies course that satisfies the "Physical Development and Wellness" component
of the students Basic Skills program. Designated University Studies outcomes for this course are listed below
Outcome #1 Learn skills that will improve the quality and length of their lives.
Outcome #2 Make proactive choices leading to a healthier lifestyle.
Outcome #3 Explore dimensions of personal health promotion and disease prevention.
Outcome #5 Understand health as multidimensional, involving the whole persons relationship to the total
Outcome #6 Utilize physical activity to reduce medical risks and provide relaxation, socialization and balance in
Outcome #8 Enhance creative use of leisure time.
Outcome #9 Develop skills consistent with efficient levels of human movement.
I. CATALOG DESCRIPTION
The development of basic fundamental skills, knowledge and strategies involved in volleyball in
order to be able to enjoy playing recreational volleyball.
II. MAJOR OBJECTIVES AND FOCUS OF COURSE
Volleyball has been recognized as one of the leading participation sports in the world. The major
focus of this course is to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for the sport to be enjoyed by
the participant and to develop an appreciation and understanding of the game so it can be enjoyed
as a spectator. Volleyball is currently found in many forms and levels of play. Some of these include:
backyard ball, beach volleyball, intramural, intercollegiate, club, and Olympic teams.
1. To allow the student to learn skills that will improve the quality and length of their lives.
2. To prepare the student to make proactive choices that lead to a healthier lifestyle.
3. To help the student explore dimensions of personal health promotion and disease prevention..
4. To help the student understand health as multidimensional, involving the whole persons relationship to the total environment.
5. To allow the students to utilize physical activity to reduce risk of illness and injury and provide
relaxation, socialization, and balance in their lives.
6. To aid the students ability to use leisure time creatively.
7. To aid the students ability to develop skills consistent with efficient levels of human movement.
8. To provide the opportunity for the development and perfection of basic skills involved in volleyball
including the knowledge necessary to improve individual and team performance.
9. To work cooperatively with members of a team and enjoy
playing volleyball together.
10. To develop an appreciation for the use of volleyball skills and
strategies to be used as a recreational and lifetime activity.
III. COURSE OUTLINE
A. To develop the following basic skills (Gen. Ed. Outcomes: 1, 6, 9)
1. Forearm pass
2. Overhand pass /Set
b. Off Speed
b. Overhand top spin
B. To learn basic positioning and strategy for offensive systems
1. Traditional 4 2
2. Multiple offenses (6 1, 5 1)
C. To learn positioning and strategy for defensive situations
(Gen. Ed. Outcomes: 1, 6, 9)
1. Free ball
2. No block
3. Middle block up
4. Middle block deep
5. Serve receive
6. Spike coverage
7. Block-single, double, triple, and types of blocks
D. To learn the basic rules in volleyball (Gen. Ed. Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9)
IV. BASIC INSTRUCTIONAL PLAN AND METHODS
Lecture, demonstration, videotapes, and group activity sessions.
V. COURSE REQUIREMENTS
A. Attendance and participation/skill test 50 points
B. Additional assignments 50 points
- Individual technique and basic skills (15)
- History/knowledge of the game (1)
-basic strategy and positioning (10)
- match critique (10)
C. Court quiz/mid-term 50 points
D. Final 50 points
Total Points 200 points
VI. MEANS OF EVALUATION AND GRADING SCALE
(SEE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS)
180 200 (90%) A
160 179 (80%) B
140 159 (70%) C
120 139 (60%) D
Below 120 E
VII. TEXTBOOK - None required.
VIII. LIST OF REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
Angle, Jerry. Modern Volleyball Drills. USVBA Publications, San Francisco,
Bertucci, Bob Ed. The AVCA Volleyball Handbook. Michigan, Masters Press,
Howard, Robert E. An Understanding of the Fundamental Techniques of
Volleyball. Needham Heights, MA. Allyn and Bacon. 1996.
Selinger, Arie and Joan Ackerman-Blount. Arie Selingers Power Volleyball.
New York, St. Martins Press. 1986.
Viera, Barbara L. and Bonnie Jill Ferguson. Teaching Volleyball Steps to
Success. Champaign, IL. Leisure Press, 1989