Volleyball unit plan for 4th grade

Unit Name: Volleyball

School Name: Knik Elementary

Grade Level: 4th grade

Author: Terry LaCoss

Date: 11-09-09

 

Objectives:

  1. Each student will learn the ready position.
  2. Each student will learn the rotation of the players.
  3. Each student will learn the Set or the Overhead pass.
  4. Each student will learn the bump or forearm pass.
  5. Each student will learn the underhand serve.
  6. Each student will learn to play modified games of Volleyball.

 

Grading

10% Written test (basic questions over how to play)

10% Skills Test

70% Participation

20% Sportsmanship (graded by observation)

 

Schedule:

 

Week 1

 

Monday- Ready position and Overhead Pass

Tuesday – Overhead Pass drills

Wednesday- Setting games

Thursday – Forearm Pass

Friday – Forearm Practice games

 

Week 2

 

Monday- Court positions  and station volleyball

Tuesday- Underhand serve

Wednesday-Serve and bump game

Thursday- Modified volleyball games

Friday- Written Unit Test

 

 

Week 3

Monday- Sideline Volleyball game

Tuesday– Volleyball forearm pass skills test.

 

Topic (Day 1) Ready Position and Overhead pass.

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment: Volleyball for each student.

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) towards the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Talk about the rules of Volleyball

 

Teaching Cues - Bend the knees

                           - Legs shoulder width apart

                            -Hands up to chest level

 

 Opening Activity: Demonstrate the ready position. Then have students shuffle to the right and then to the left. When the instructor blows the whistle and points right the students shuffle right. When the instructor blows the whistle and points left the students shuffle left.

 

Activity: Demonstrate the overhead pass to the students. Make sure that the instructor shows the triangle or window that the fingers make in front of the forehead. The thumbs should be towards the eyes and the elbows should be bent. Explain that when making an overhead pass the player needs to get under the ball and look through the window. When contact is made with the ball the ball should touch the finger pads and the hands should follow through the execution.  A good way to remember this is

F-O-C-U-S

F-Feel the ball on the hands

O - Open the window

C- Concentrate with eyes tracking the ball all the way

U- Hands are a “Unit” working together; fingers relaxed

S- Have a successful setting

(Landy pg. 198)

 

Partner set: Each pair gets a ball. One of the students tosses the ball over the other partners head. The setter gets under the ball and sets the ball back to their partner. That partner catches the ball and tosses it again. When the instructor says switch then the setter becomes the tosser and the tosser becomes the setter.

 

Sit and set – partners sit with the legs in a wide position. They then set the ball back and forth trying to keep the ball going without have to get up and move around. Then first person tosses the ball up and sets it to their partner.

Keep it up – The instructor divides the class into teams of four students. The students form a circle and try to keep the ball in the air by setting to one another. The teams that are having difficulty will use a beach ball that will float and give them more time to think before they set. The instructor will introduce the concept of calling mine before hitting the ball and what the other players do when someone calls mine.

 

Closing activity: Volleyball wheel: teams of 5 to 6 players make a circle with one student in the middle. The center person sets to the person directly across from them. The outside  person sets it back. The center person then rotates and sets to the next person and so on. When the center person gets back to their original spot then they go to the outer circle and the first person they set to goes to the middle. Each student needs to remember to call “mine”

 

Topic (Day 2) Overhead Pass Drills

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment: Volleyball for each student and Wall Targets

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: Make a window with your fingers

                             Look through the window

                             Push with the fingers.

 

Opening Activity: Target Passing- When the instructor says go, set the ball to the target five times. Your partner should retrieve the ball and toss it back after each try. After five times then it is your partners turn to set to the target five times. See how many times each partner can hit the target.

 

Activity: Basket Volley- Have each student get a volleyball and stand at the free throw line in front of one of the baskets on the basketball court. Each student takes turns setting to themselves then try to set it into the basket. Each student gets one turn then goes to the end of the line. There are six baskets in the gym so the class can be divided into small groups.

 

Closing Activity: Reaction Volley- Partner 1 stands with their back to partner 2. Partner 2 has the ball and sets it up to partner 1 at the same time partner 2 says “Go”. Partner 1 turns around quickly and gets under the ball and in position to set the ball back to partner 2. Switch places and continue ten times.

 

Topic (Day 3)  Setting games

 

 

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment: Volleyball for each pair, volleyball court and nets.

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

 Teaching Cues: Make sure to get under the ball

                             Form a window with your fingers

                             Follow through with your hands

                             Remember to call “Mine” before hitting the ball

 

Opening Activity:  Partner set- Each student gets a partner and practices setting to each other. See how long you can set it back and forth without dropping the ball.

 

Activity: Have one person from each pair go to one side of the net while the other person stays on the opposite side. Partner A sets to Partner B over the net. Partner B catches the ball then sets the ball back over the net to partner A. After about three minutes have students get into teams of four. Have each team get into a square formation and volley the ball back and forth making sure to call “mine” before they go for the ball. See how long they can keep the ball going without dropping it. Have different groups challenge other groups to see which group can keep it going without dropping it the longest.

 

Closing Activity: Divide the class into two teams have one team on one side of the net and the other team on the other side of the net. One student starts by setting the ball over the net and the other team tries to set it back. Remind the students to call “mine” and get under the ball to set it back. See how many times they can set it back and forth before it hits the ground. (I have two nets set up in my gym so there is a lot of room to spread out).( the nets will be lower enable the students to get the ball over the net with a higher success rate.)

 

Topic (Day 4) Forearm Pass

 

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment: Volleyball for each student

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues:  Move towards the ball and get under it.

                             Keep your eyes on the ball.

                             Keep your arms together and elbows straight.

 

Opening Activity: Parachute Volleyball

 

Divide the class into two equal groups. Have half the class on one side of the parachute and the other half on the other side of the parachute. The object of the game is to get the volleyball off the parachute on the other team’s side. Every time the ball hits the ground on the other teams side the opposite side gets a point.

 

Activity: Demonstrate the forearm pass. Show the students that they place the knuckles of one hand into the palm of the other hand and bring the thumbs together. Have the students do this as the instructor walks around and checks to make sure that they have knuckles up and their thumbs together. Help those that need help getting their hands it the right position. Show the students the place on their arm (forearm) where the ball should hit when they bump the ball.  Next show the students how to get under the ball to bump it back up. Toss a ball to yourself and bump it into the air so that they can see how this is done. The instructor should check to make sure that the students understand the correct form. After the students show the instructor the correct form they may move on to practice.  

Have the students each get a ball and go to a free space in the gym.

  1. Toss the ball up to yourself and bump the ball up in the air. Repeat ten times
  2. Toss the ball up to yourself, get under it and bump it up more than once. How many times can you bump the ball before it hits the ground?
  3. Toss the ball a little ways away from you and see how fast you can get under it and bump it back up.

 

 

Closing activity: Find a partner and bump the ball back and forth. See if you can keep it from hitting the ground.

 

Topic (Day 5) Forearm Practice games

 

                            

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment: Volleyball for each student

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: - Remember to call “Mine”

-Knuckles of one hand into the palm of the other   hand with your thumbs together and knuckles up.

                             -Move to get under the ball.

 

 

Opening Activity: Keep it up- Each student gets a ball and bumps the ball to the wall. The students count how many times they can keep the ball going without touching the floor.

Activity: Partner activity- Each student gets a partner and finds a wall target. Partner A bumps the ball to the wall target and keeps bumping back as many times as they can. Partner B counts how many times Partner A hits the target. Once the ball hits the ground it is partner B’s turn to bump the ball and partner A counts. After about five minutes have the students bump the back and forth off the wall. The partners  work  together  trying to keep the ball off the floor.

 

Closing Activity: Have each student get a partner. Partner A tosses the ball to partner B. Partner B bumps the ball back to partner A. Then after five bumps they switch positions. The partner that is tossing the ball should toss not only to the front of their partner but also to the side, making them move to get under the ball and bump it back.

 

Topic (Day 6) Court Positions and Station Volleyball

 

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment:  Two Volleyballs for each station.

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: -When the music goes off clean up your area and      

                        sit down with your team.

-   Switch- move to the right

-   Remember to call “Mine”

 

Opening Activity: Partner tag-

Each student gets a partner and hooks arms with their partner. Every pair stands in a large circle in the play area. The pair that the instructor chooses ,splits apart and one runs while the other one chases them. When the runner starts to get tired or just wants to stop running they hook arms with another person. The person on the other arm of the person that was hooked on to by the runner is now the runner. For example if Suzy is the runner and Joe and John are a pair and Suzy hooks arms with Joe then John now becomes the runner. The instructor will explain and model this for the students before they start. After they get the hang of it then the instructor can choose a second team to chase and run. This makes the students really watch what is going on, because they need to know who hooks on to their partner so that they know who is chasing them.

 

Activity: Divide the class into groups of six. Explain each station before the students begin. Inform the students that when the music begins they may start and when the music goes off they must clean up their area and sit with their group. When the instructor says switch they will rotate to the right.
Station 1 – This station is going to be at the net. The net will be lowered, so the students will have more opportunity to get the ball over the net. The students will have three on one side and three on the other and they will bump the ball back and forth getting the ball over the net, and keeping the ball moving at all times.

 

Station 2- This station will be at the wall targets. The team will have two targets to work with. They will split into two groups, three students at one target and three at the other target. The students will bump the ball at the target and keep track of their points to see which team will win.

 

Station 3- This station is a lot like station 2 except instead of bumping the ball the students will be setting the ball at the targets.

 

Station 4- Bump it up- Have the students form a circle. The students will bump and set the ball up. Remind them to call “mine” before hitting the ball. The team tries to keep the ball from touching the ground. The teams that have students afraid of the ball will use a beach ball.

 

Closing activity: Parachute Volleyball

 

Divide the class into two equal groups. Have half the class on one side of the parachute and the other half on the other side of the parachute. The object of the game is to get the volleyball off the parachute on the other team’s side. Every time the ball hits the ground on the other teams side the opposite side gets a point.

 

Topic (Day 7) Underhand serve

 

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment:  One volleyball for each student, and nets

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: - Contact the ball with the heel of the hand

-   Drop the holding hand on contact

-   Follow the hit through with the swinging hand

 

Opening Activity: Volleyball circuit – Have the class line up across the serve line in the back court. First person jogs along the side line then shuffles across the net hops up the other side line and returns to the line. When the first person gets to the net the next person starts. Do this for about five minutes for a quick warm-up

 

Activity: Show students the underhand serve. Explain as you demonstrate that you hold the ball in one hand and bring it across the body. The other are swings ling a pendulum and contacts the ball with the heel of the hand. As the swinging hand makes contact the holding hand drops. After the demonstration, have the students each get a ball and practice serving against a wall in the gym.

 

Closing Activity: Have the students find a partner. One partner goes to the other side of the net. Partner A serves to partner B. Partner B catches the  ball then serves it back to partner A. The students do not have to serve at the service line for this activity. They may stand closer to the net if they need to.

 

Topic (Day 8) Serve and Bump game

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment:  One volleyball for each student, and nets

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: - Remember ready position

-   Move under the ball to set or bump the ball

-   Contact the ball with the heel of the hand (serve)

Opening Activity- Practice the underhand serve to a partner- Try to get the ball over the net to your partner. Take turns serving back and forth.

 

Activity: Divide the class into groups of eight players. We have two nets so we can have four groups playing at a time.  One team will serve and the other team will receive. The serving team is trying to get the serve over the net while the receiving team is trying to return the serve. The serving team gets a point every time the receiving team does not return the ball and the receiving team gets a point every time they get the ball over the net. The first few minutes that we play I will not make the teams get the ball over in three hits. I will let them have three hits or less. If they go over three hits then they will not get the point.

 

Closing activity: Swim Swimmy Swim

 

All the students line up against one wall of the gym. The instructor picks two people to be it. The two people chosen stand in the middle of the gym and when the instructor says “Swim Swimmy Swim” Then all the students run from the wall they are on to the opposite wall. If they are tagged by one of the “its” before they reach the opposite wall then they must stay where they got tagged and touch people as they run by. (They may not move their feet.) If they touch someone then they also become stuck to their spot, but can tag people as they run by.  The last two people standing become the next “its”

 

Topic (Day 9) Modified Volleyball game

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment:  One volleyball, and nets

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: - Move to make sure you are under the ball before                                  bump or set the ball

-   Keep your eyes on the ball

-   Call “Mine” before you go to hit the ball

 

Opening Activity: Have partners bump and set the ball over the net to each other. Partner A bumps the ball to partner B who sets the ball back over the net to partner A. They then switch positions and partner B bumps and partner A sets.

 

Activity: Divide the class into four teams. Using both nets put one team on each side of the net. Explain to the class that one team at each net will serve the ball over the net. The other team will catch the ball. After one of the players catches the ball they will then throw it in the air and the team has to hit it three times before getting it over the net. The students need to remember to call mine when they are going for the ball. After the ball goes over the net a player from the other team catches the ball. They then throw it in the air and have to hit it three times before putting it over the net.

If a player drops the ball and doesn't catch it, then the opposite team gets a point. If the server does not get the ball over the net then the other team gets a point. A team also gets a point if one of the teams hits the ball more than three times on one side. Every five minutes the instructor says switch and each team moves to the right so that every five minutes they are playing a different team. 

The instructor can use the beach ball with the teams that have students that are  not comfortable with the ball and the training ball with teams that are not afraid of the ball. (The beach ball will rotate with the team that has the students that are afraid of the ball.) After the instructor sees that they are doing well with the beachball she can switch it with a training ball.

Closing Activity: Human Knot – teams of 5 to 6 players form a circle. Players join hands across the circle. Make sure that they do not hold hands with the person next to them on either side.  Each hand has to hold a different players hand. Without letting go of hands the group needs to untangle themselves. Have a race to see which team can untangle themselves the fastest.

 

Topic (Day 10) Written Unit Test

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Volleyball Unit Test

Name____________________

Date_____________________

Classroom teacher________________

 

  1. True or False: The overhead pass is also known as the set.
  2. When a player is going to go for a ball they call
    1. Get it
    2. Mine
    3. Going
    4. All the above
  3. In the ready position your hands are
    1. At chest level
    2. By your sides
    3. On your knees
    4. None of the above
  4. The forearm pass is also called
    1. The hit
    2. The bump
    3. The smash
    4. All the above

 

  1. When you are setting the ball your fingers form a
    1. Box
    2. Fan
    3. Window
    4. None of the above
  2. When serving the ball your eyes should be
    1. Where you want to serve it
    2. At the top of the net
    3. On the ball
    4. On the floor
  3. What does Focus mean

5 points

F-

O-

C-

U-

S-

8. When a player wants to bump a ball they need to

a. Move toward the ball and get under it.

b. Move toward the ball only.

c. Stand up tall.

d. dive for the ball.

9. Explain how to put your hands together when bumping a ball. 2 points

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

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Topic (Day 11) Sideline Volleyball

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment: One volleyball per court, volleyball court, nets and flagbelts.

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: -Ready position

                             -Eyes on the ball

                             -Move to get under the ball

 

Opening Activity: Flagtag   -Divide the class into two teams. One team puts on yellow flag belts and the other team puts on red flag belts. When the instructor says “Go” the yellow team will try to pull the red teams flags and the red team will try to pull the yellow teams flags. When both flags are gone from a player’s belt then the player goes to the sideline and tries pull the opposite colors flags as they run by. The last team to have players with at least one flag wins.

 

Activity: Divide the class into four teams with eight to ten players per team. Arrange the players so that four players are inside the court, one on each sideline and two at the endline. The game is played just like regular volleyball but includes the players on the sidelines and endline. The sideline players must stay in their position and cannot enter the court at anytime. The sideline players  may bump or set any loose ball back into the court for either side, as long as the ball has not touched the ground. A hit from a sideline player does not count as one of the three hits to get the ball over the net. After five points the sideline players change places with the court players.

 

Closing Activity: Hand and Arm Yoga

-Finger stretch – Opening and Closing

- Fists- Slow motion boxing

-Wrist and fingers – flexing

- Interlock fingers and arms – stretching overhead

- Interlock fingers and arms – stretching behind

- Gentle arm waving

- Breathing- Slowly, gently inhaling, exhaling with cross -arm circling. (Landy Pg. 196)

 

Topic (Day 12) Volleyball forearm pass skills test.

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Volleyball Forearm Pass

1 point each

1. Ready Position

-feet slightly wider then shoulder width

-Knees bent

-hands at chest level

Instructor or Peer tosses the ball to the student.

2. Knuckles of one hand placed into the palm of the other hand, thumbs side by side and knuckles  up.

3. Move towards the ball

4. Keep arms together

5. Elbows straight

6. Lift with the legs

7. Contact the ball with forearms

8. Follow through with the arms.

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References:

 

Collard, M. (2005) No Props. Beverly, MA. Project Adventure, Inc.

 

Landy, J.M. (2002) P.E. Teacher’s pre-sport skill lessons, activities & games for grades 4-6. Paramus NJ: Parker Publishing.

 

Landy,J.M. (1993) Ready to Use P.E. Activities for grades 5-6. Paramuc NJ: Parker Publishing.

 

Panicucci,J and Costable, N (2003) Adventure Curriculum for Physical Education. Beverly, MA. Project Adventure, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Name: Volleyball

School Name: Knik Elementary

Grade Level: 4th grade

Author: Terry LaCoss

Date: 11-09-09

 

Objectives:

  1. Each student will learn the ready position.
  2. Each student will learn the rotation of the players.
  3. Each student will learn the Set or the Overhead pass.
  4. Each student will learn the bump or forearm pass.
  5. Each student will learn the underhand serve.
  6. Each student will learn to play modified games of Volleyball.

 

Grading

10% Written test (basic questions over how to play)

10% Skills Test

70% Participation

20% Sportsmanship (graded by observation)

 

Schedule:

 

Week 1

 

Monday- Ready position and Overhead Pass

Tuesday – Overhead Pass drills

Wednesday- Setting games

Thursday – Forearm Pass

Friday – Forearm Practice games

 

Week 2

 

Monday- Court positions  and station volleyball

Tuesday- Underhand serve

Wednesday-Serve and bump game

Thursday- Modified volleyball games

Friday- Written Unit Test

 

 

Week 3

Monday- Sideline Volleyball game

Tuesday– Volleyball forearm pass skills test.

 

Topic (Day 1) Ready Position and Overhead pass.

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment: Volleyball for each student.

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) towards the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Talk about the rules of Volleyball

 

Teaching Cues - Bend the knees

                           - Legs shoulder width apart

                        -Hands up to chest level

 

 Opening Activity: Demonstrate the ready position. Then have students shuffle to the right and then to the left. When the instructor blows the whistle and points right the students shuffle right. When the instructor blows the whistle and points left the students shuffle left.

 

Activity: Demonstrate the overhead pass to the students. Make sure that the instructor shows the triangle or window that the fingers make in front of the forehead. The thumbs should be towards the eyes and the elbows should be bent. Explain that when making an overhead pass the player needs to get under the ball and look through the window. When contact is made with the ball the ball should touch the finger pads and the hands should follow through the execution.  A good way to remember this is

F-O-C-U-S

F-Feel the ball on the hands

O - Open the window

C- Concentrate with eyes tracking the ball all the way

U- Hands are a “Unit” working together; fingers relaxed

S- Have a successful setting

(Landy pg. 198)

 

Partner set: Each pair gets a ball. One of the students tosses the ball over the other partners head. The setter gets under the ball and sets the ball back to their partner. That partner catches the ball and tosses it again. When the instructor says switch then the setter becomes the tosser and the tosser becomes the setter.

 

Sit and set – partners sit with the legs in a wide position. They then set the ball back and forth trying to keep the ball going without have to get up and move around. Then first person tosses the ball up and sets it to their partner.

Keep it up – The instructor divides the class into teams of four students. The students form a circle and try to keep the ball in the air by setting to one another. The teams that are having difficulty will use a beach ball that will float and give them more time to think before they set. The instructor will introduce the concept of calling mine before hitting the ball and what the other players do when someone calls mine.

 

Closing activity: Volleyball wheel: teams of 5 to 6 players make a circle with one student in the middle. The center person sets to the person directly across from them. The outside  person sets it back. The center person then rotates and sets to the next person and so on. When the center person gets back to their original spot then they go to the outer circle and the first person they set to goes to the middle. Each student needs to remember to call “mine”

 

Topic (Day 2) Overhead Pass Drills

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment: Volleyball for each student and Wall Targets

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: Make a window with your fingers

                             Look through the window

                             Push with the fingers.

 

Opening Activity: Target Passing- When the instructor says go, set the ball to the target five times. Your partner should retrieve the ball and toss it back after each try. After five times then it is your partners turn to set to the target five times. See how many times each partner can hit the target.

 

Activity: Basket Volley- Have each student get a volleyball and stand at the free throw line in front of one of the baskets on the basketball court. Each student takes turns setting to themselves then try to set it into the basket. Each student gets one turn then goes to the end of the line. There are six baskets in the gym so the class can be divided into small groups.

 

Closing Activity: Reaction Volley- Partner 1 stands with their back to partner 2. Partner 2 has the ball and sets it up to partner 1 at the same time partner 2 says “Go”. Partner 1 turns around quickly and gets under the ball and in position to set the ball back to partner 2. Switch places and continue ten times.

 

Topic (Day 3)  Setting games

 

 

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment: Volleyball for each pair, volleyball court and nets.

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

 Teaching Cues: Make sure to get under the ball

                             Form a window with your fingers

                             Follow through with your hands

                             Remember to call “Mine” before hitting the ball

 

Opening Activity:  Partner set- Each student gets a partner and practices setting to each other. See how long you can set it back and forth without dropping the ball.

 

Activity: Have one person from each pair go to one side of the net while the other person stays on the opposite side. Partner A sets to Partner B over the net. Partner B catches the ball then sets the ball back over the net to partner A. After about three minutes have students get into teams of four. Have each team get into a square formation and volley the ball back and forth making sure to call “mine” before they go for the ball. See how long they can keep the ball going without dropping it. Have different groups challenge other groups to see which group can keep it going without dropping it the longest.

 

Closing Activity: Divide the class into two teams have one team on one side of the net and the other team on the other side of the net. One student starts by setting the ball over the net and the other team tries to set it back. Remind the students to call “mine” and get under the ball to set it back. See how many times they can set it back and forth before it hits the ground. (I have two nets set up in my gym so there is a lot of room to spread out).( the nets will be lower enable the students to get the ball over the net with a higher success rate.)

 

Topic (Day 4) Forearm Pass

 

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment: Volleyball for each student

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues:  Move towards the ball and get under it.

                             Keep your eyes on the ball.

                             Keep your arms together and elbows straight.

 

Opening Activity: Parachute Volleyball

 

Divide the class into two equal groups. Have half the class on one side of the parachute and the other half on the other side of the parachute. The object of the game is to get the volleyball off the parachute on the other team’s side. Every time the ball hits the ground on the other teams side the opposite side gets a point.

 

Activity: Demonstrate the forearm pass. Show the students that they place the knuckles of one hand into the palm of the other hand and bring the thumbs together. Have the students do this as the instructor walks around and checks to make sure that they have knuckles up and their thumbs together. Help those that need help getting their hands it the right position. Show the students the place on their arm (forearm) where the ball should hit when they bump the ball.  Next show the students how to get under the ball to bump it back up. Toss a ball to yourself and bump it into the air so that they can see how this is done. The instructor should check to make sure that the students understand the correct form. After the students show the instructor the correct form they may move on to practice.  

Have the students each get a ball and go to a free space in the gym.

  1. Toss the ball up to yourself and bump the ball up in the air. Repeat ten times
  2. Toss the ball up to yourself, get under it and bump it up more than once. How many times can you bump the ball before it hits the ground?
  3. Toss the ball a little ways away from you and see how fast you can get under it and bump it back up.

 

 

Closing activity: Find a partner and bump the ball back and forth. See if you can keep it from hitting the ground.

 

Topic (Day 5) Forearm Practice games

 

                            

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment: Volleyball for each student

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: - Remember to call “Mine”

-Knuckles of one hand into the palm of the other   hand with your thumbs together and knuckles up.

                             -Move to get under the ball.

 

 

Opening Activity: Keep it up- Each student gets a ball and bumps the ball to the wall. The students count how many times they can keep the ball going without touching the floor.

Activity: Partner activity- Each student gets a partner and finds a wall target. Partner A bumps the ball to the wall target and keeps bumping back as many times as they can. Partner B counts how many times Partner A hits the target. Once the ball hits the ground it is partner B’s turn to bump the ball and partner A counts. After about five minutes have the students bump the back and forth off the wall. The partners  work  together  trying to keep the ball off the floor.

 

Closing Activity: Have each student get a partner. Partner A tosses the ball to partner B. Partner B bumps the ball back to partner A. Then after five bumps they switch positions. The partner that is tossing the ball should toss not only to the front of their partner but also to the side, making them move to get under the ball and bump it back.

 

Topic (Day 6) Court Positions and Station Volleyball

 

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment:  Two Volleyballs for each station.

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: -When the music goes off clean up your area and      

                        sit down with your team.

-   Switch- move to the right

-   Remember to call “Mine”

 

Opening Activity: Partner tag-

Each student gets a partner and hooks arms with their partner. Every pair stands in a large circle in the play area. The pair that the instructor chooses ,splits apart and one runs while the other one chases them. When the runner starts to get tired or just wants to stop running they hook arms with another person. The person on the other arm of the person that was hooked on to by the runner is now the runner. For example if Suzy is the runner and Joe and John are a pair and Suzy hooks arms with Joe then John now becomes the runner. The instructor will explain and model this for the students before they start. After they get the hang of it then the instructor can choose a second team to chase and run. This makes the students really watch what is going on, because they need to know who hooks on to their partner so that they know who is chasing them.

 

Activity: Divide the class into groups of six. Explain each station before the students begin. Inform the students that when the music begins they may start and when the music goes off they must clean up their area and sit with their group. When the instructor says switch they will rotate to the right.
Station 1 – This station is going to be at the net. The net will be lowered, so the students will have more opportunity to get the ball over the net. The students will have three on one side and three on the other and they will bump the ball back and forth getting the ball over the net, and keeping the ball moving at all times.

 

Station 2- This station will be at the wall targets. The team will have two targets to work with. They will split into two groups, three students at one target and three at the other target. The students will bump the ball at the target and keep track of their points to see which team will win.

 

Station 3- This station is a lot like station 2 except instead of bumping the ball the students will be setting the ball at the targets.

 

Station 4- Bump it up- Have the students form a circle. The students will bump and set the ball up. Remind them to call “mine” before hitting the ball. The team tries to keep the ball from touching the ground. The teams that have students afraid of the ball will use a beach ball.

 

Closing activity: Parachute Volleyball

 

Divide the class into two equal groups. Have half the class on one side of the parachute and the other half on the other side of the parachute. The object of the game is to get the volleyball off the parachute on the other team’s side. Every time the ball hits the ground on the other teams side the opposite side gets a point.

 

Topic (Day 7) Underhand serve

 

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment:  One volleyball for each student, and nets

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: - Contact the ball with the heel of the hand

-   Drop the holding hand on contact

-   Follow the hit through with the swinging hand

 

Opening Activity: Volleyball circuit – Have the class line up across the serve line in the back court. First person jogs along the side line then shuffles across the net hops up the other side line and returns to the line. When the first person gets to the net the next person starts. Do this for about five minutes for a quick warm-up

 

Activity: Show students the underhand serve. Explain as you demonstrate that you hold the ball in one hand and bring it across the body. The other are swings ling a pendulum and contacts the ball with the heel of the hand. As the swinging hand makes contact the holding hand drops. After the demonstration, have the students each get a ball and practice serving against a wall in the gym.

 

Closing Activity: Have the students find a partner. One partner goes to the other side of the net. Partner A serves to partner B. Partner B catches the  ball then serves it back to partner A. The students do not have to serve at the service line for this activity. They may stand closer to the net if they need to.

 

Topic (Day 8) Serve and Bump game

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment:  One volleyball for each student, and nets

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: - Remember ready position

-   Move under the ball to set or bump the ball

-   Contact the ball with the heel of the hand (serve)

Opening Activity- Practice the underhand serve to a partner- Try to get the ball over the net to your partner. Take turns serving back and forth.

 

Activity: Divide the class into groups of eight players. We have two nets so we can have four groups playing at a time.  One team will serve and the other team will receive. The serving team is trying to get the serve over the net while the receiving team is trying to return the serve. The serving team gets a point every time the receiving team does not return the ball and the receiving team gets a point every time they get the ball over the net. The first few minutes that we play I will not make the teams get the ball over in three hits. I will let them have three hits or less. If they go over three hits then they will not get the point.

 

Closing activity: Swim Swimmy Swim

 

All the students line up against one wall of the gym. The instructor picks two people to be it. The two people chosen stand in the middle of the gym and when the instructor says “Swim Swimmy Swim” Then all the students run from the wall they are on to the opposite wall. If they are tagged by one of the “its” before they reach the opposite wall then they must stay where they got tagged and touch people as they run by. (They may not move their feet.) If they touch someone then they also become stuck to their spot, but can tag people as they run by.  The last two people standing become the next “its”

 

Topic (Day 9) Modified Volleyball game

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment:  One volleyball, and nets

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: - Move to make sure you are under the ball before                                  bump or set the ball

-   Keep your eyes on the ball

-   Call “Mine” before you go to hit the ball

 

Opening Activity: Have partners bump and set the ball over the net to each other. Partner A bumps the ball to partner B who sets the ball back over the net to partner A. They then switch positions and partner B bumps and partner A sets.

 

Activity: Divide the class into four teams. Using both nets put one team on each side of the net. Explain to the class that one team at each net will serve the ball over the net. The other team will catch the ball. After one of the players catches the ball they will then throw it in the air and the team has to hit it three times before getting it over the net. The students need to remember to call mine when they are going for the ball. After the ball goes over the net a player from the other team catches the ball. They then throw it in the air and have to hit it three times before putting it over the net.

If a player drops the ball and doesn't catch it, then the opposite team gets a point. If the server does not get the ball over the net then the other team gets a point. A team also gets a point if one of the teams hits the ball more than three times on one side. Every five minutes the instructor says switch and each team moves to the right so that every five minutes they are playing a different team. 

The instructor can use the beach ball with the teams that have students that are  not comfortable with the ball and the training ball with teams that are not afraid of the ball. (The beach ball will rotate with the team that has the students that are afraid of the ball.) After the instructor sees that they are doing well with the beachball she can switch it with a training ball.

Closing Activity: Human Knot – teams of 5 to 6 players form a circle. Players join hands across the circle. Make sure that they do not hold hands with the person next to them on either side.  Each hand has to hold a different players hand. Without letting go of hands the group needs to untangle themselves. Have a race to see which team can untangle themselves the fastest.

 

Topic (Day 10) Written Unit Test

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Volleyball Unit Test

Name____________________

Date_____________________

Classroom teacher________________

 

  1. True or False: The overhead pass is also known as the set.
  2. When a player is going to go for a ball they call
    1. Get it
    2. Mine
    3. Going
    4. All the above
  3. In the ready position your hands are
    1. At chest level
    2. By your sides
    3. On your knees
    4. None of the above
  4. The forearm pass is also called
    1. The hit
    2. The bump
    3. The smash
    4. All the above

 

  1. When you are setting the ball your fingers form a
    1. Box
    2. Fan
    3. Window
    4. None of the above
  2. When serving the ball your eyes should be
    1. Where you want to serve it
    2. At the top of the net
    3. On the ball
    4. On the floor
  3. What does Focus mean

5 points

F-

O-

C-

U-

S-

8. When a player wants to bump a ball they need to

a. Move toward the ball and get under it.

b. Move toward the ball only.

c. Stand up tall.

d. dive for the ball.

9. Explain how to put your hands together when bumping a ball. 2 points

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Topic (Day 11) Sideline Volleyball

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment: One volleyball per court, volleyball court, nets and flagbelts.

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: -Ready position

                             -Eyes on the ball

                             -Move to get under the ball

 

Opening Activity: Flagtag   -Divide the class into two teams. One team puts on yellow flag belts and the other team puts on red flag belts. When the instructor says “Go” the yellow team will try to pull the red teams flags and the red team will try to pull the yellow teams flags. When both flags are gone from a player’s belt then the player goes to the sideline and tries pull the opposite colors flags as they run by. The last team to have players with at least one flag wins.

 

Activity: Divide the class into four teams with eight to ten players per team. Arrange the players so that four players are inside the court, one on each sideline and two at the endline. The game is played just like regular volleyball but includes the players on the sidelines and endline. The sideline players must stay in their position and cannot enter the court at anytime. The sideline players  may bump or set any loose ball back into the court for either side, as long as the ball has not touched the ground. A hit from a sideline player does not count as one of the three hits to get the ball over the net. After five points the sideline players change places with the court players.

 

Closing Activity: Hand and Arm Yoga

-Finger stretch – Opening and Closing

- Fists- Slow motion boxing

-Wrist and fingers – flexing

- Interlock fingers and arms – stretching overhead

- Interlock fingers and arms – stretching behind

- Gentle arm waving

- Breathing- Slowly, gently inhaling, exhaling with cross -arm circling. (Landy Pg. 196)

 

Topic (Day 12) Volleyball forearm pass skills test.

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Volleyball Forearm Pass

1 point each

1. Ready Position

-feet slightly wider then shoulder width

-Knees bent

-hands at chest level

Instructor or Peer tosses the ball to the student.

2. Knuckles of one hand placed into the palm of the other hand, thumbs side by side and knuckles  up.

3. Move towards the ball

4. Keep arms together

5. Elbows straight

6. Lift with the legs

7. Contact the ball with forearms

8. Follow through with the arms.

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References:

 

Collard, M. (2005) No Props. Beverly, MA. Project Adventure, Inc.

 

Landy, J.M. (2002) P.E. Teacher’s pre-sport skill lessons, activities & games for grades 4-6. Paramus NJ: Parker Publishing.

 

Landy,J.M. (1993) Ready to Use P.E. Activities for grades 5-6. Paramuc NJ: Parker Publishing.

 

Panicucci,J and Costable, N (2003) Adventure Curriculum for Physical Education. Beverly, MA. Project Adventure, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit Name: Volleyball

School Name: Knik Elementary

Grade Level: 4th grade

Author: Terry LaCoss

Date: 11-09-09

 

Objectives:

  1. Each student will learn the ready position.
  2. Each student will learn the rotation of the players.
  3. Each student will learn the Set or the Overhead pass.
  4. Each student will learn the bump or forearm pass.
  5. Each student will learn the underhand serve.
  6. Each student will learn to play modified games of Volleyball.

 

Grading

10% Written test (basic questions over how to play)

10% Skills Test

70% Participation

20% Sportsmanship (graded by observation)

 

Schedule:

 

Week 1

 

Monday- Ready position and Overhead Pass

Tuesday – Overhead Pass drills

Wednesday- Setting games

Thursday – Forearm Pass

Friday – Forearm Practice games

 

Week 2

 

Monday- Court positions  and station volleyball

Tuesday- Underhand serve

Wednesday-Serve and bump game

Thursday- Modified volleyball games

Friday- Written Unit Test

 

 

Week 3

Monday- Sideline Volleyball game

Tuesday– Volleyball forearm pass skills test.

 

Topic (Day 1) Ready Position and Overhead pass.

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment: Volleyball for each student.

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) towards the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Talk about the rules of Volleyball

 

Teaching Cues - Bend the knees

                           - Legs shoulder width apart

                        -Hands up to chest level

 

 Opening Activity: Demonstrate the ready position. Then have students shuffle to the right and then to the left. When the instructor blows the whistle and points right the students shuffle right. When the instructor blows the whistle and points left the students shuffle left.

 

Activity: Demonstrate the overhead pass to the students. Make sure that the instructor shows the triangle or window that the fingers make in front of the forehead. The thumbs should be towards the eyes and the elbows should be bent. Explain that when making an overhead pass the player needs to get under the ball and look through the window. When contact is made with the ball the ball should touch the finger pads and the hands should follow through the execution.  A good way to remember this is

F-O-C-U-S

F-Feel the ball on the hands

O - Open the window

C- Concentrate with eyes tracking the ball all the way

U- Hands are a “Unit” working together; fingers relaxed

S- Have a successful setting

(Landy pg. 198)

 

Partner set: Each pair gets a ball. One of the students tosses the ball over the other partners head. The setter gets under the ball and sets the ball back to their partner. That partner catches the ball and tosses it again. When the instructor says switch then the setter becomes the tosser and the tosser becomes the setter.

 

Sit and set – partners sit with the legs in a wide position. They then set the ball back and forth trying to keep the ball going without have to get up and move around. Then first person tosses the ball up and sets it to their partner.

Keep it up – The instructor divides the class into teams of four students. The students form a circle and try to keep the ball in the air by setting to one another. The teams that are having difficulty will use a beach ball that will float and give them more time to think before they set. The instructor will introduce the concept of calling mine before hitting the ball and what the other players do when someone calls mine.

 

Closing activity: Volleyball wheel: teams of 5 to 6 players make a circle with one student in the middle. The center person sets to the person directly across from them. The outside  person sets it back. The center person then rotates and sets to the next person and so on. When the center person gets back to their original spot then they go to the outer circle and the first person they set to goes to the middle. Each student needs to remember to call “mine”

 

Topic (Day 2) Overhead Pass Drills

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment: Volleyball for each student and Wall Targets

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: Make a window with your fingers

                             Look through the window

                             Push with the fingers.

 

Opening Activity: Target Passing- When the instructor says go, set the ball to the target five times. Your partner should retrieve the ball and toss it back after each try. After five times then it is your partners turn to set to the target five times. See how many times each partner can hit the target.

 

Activity: Basket Volley- Have each student get a volleyball and stand at the free throw line in front of one of the baskets on the basketball court. Each student takes turns setting to themselves then try to set it into the basket. Each student gets one turn then goes to the end of the line. There are six baskets in the gym so the class can be divided into small groups.

 

Closing Activity: Reaction Volley- Partner 1 stands with their back to partner 2. Partner 2 has the ball and sets it up to partner 1 at the same time partner 2 says “Go”. Partner 1 turns around quickly and gets under the ball and in position to set the ball back to partner 2. Switch places and continue ten times.

 

Topic (Day 3)  Setting games

 

 

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment: Volleyball for each pair, volleyball court and nets.

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

 Teaching Cues: Make sure to get under the ball

                             Form a window with your fingers

                             Follow through with your hands

                             Remember to call “Mine” before hitting the ball

 

Opening Activity:  Partner set- Each student gets a partner and practices setting to each other. See how long you can set it back and forth without dropping the ball.

 

Activity: Have one person from each pair go to one side of the net while the other person stays on the opposite side. Partner A sets to Partner B over the net. Partner B catches the ball then sets the ball back over the net to partner A. After about three minutes have students get into teams of four. Have each team get into a square formation and volley the ball back and forth making sure to call “mine” before they go for the ball. See how long they can keep the ball going without dropping it. Have different groups challenge other groups to see which group can keep it going without dropping it the longest.

 

Closing Activity: Divide the class into two teams have one team on one side of the net and the other team on the other side of the net. One student starts by setting the ball over the net and the other team tries to set it back. Remind the students to call “mine” and get under the ball to set it back. See how many times they can set it back and forth before it hits the ground. (I have two nets set up in my gym so there is a lot of room to spread out).( the nets will be lower enable the students to get the ball over the net with a higher success rate.)

 

Topic (Day 4) Forearm Pass

 

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment: Volleyball for each student

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues:  Move towards the ball and get under it.

                             Keep your eyes on the ball.

                             Keep your arms together and elbows straight.

 

Opening Activity: Parachute Volleyball

 

Divide the class into two equal groups. Have half the class on one side of the parachute and the other half on the other side of the parachute. The object of the game is to get the volleyball off the parachute on the other team’s side. Every time the ball hits the ground on the other teams side the opposite side gets a point.

 

Activity: Demonstrate the forearm pass. Show the students that they place the knuckles of one hand into the palm of the other hand and bring the thumbs together. Have the students do this as the instructor walks around and checks to make sure that they have knuckles up and their thumbs together. Help those that need help getting their hands it the right position. Show the students the place on their arm (forearm) where the ball should hit when they bump the ball.  Next show the students how to get under the ball to bump it back up. Toss a ball to yourself and bump it into the air so that they can see how this is done. The instructor should check to make sure that the students understand the correct form. After the students show the instructor the correct form they may move on to practice.  

Have the students each get a ball and go to a free space in the gym.

  1. Toss the ball up to yourself and bump the ball up in the air. Repeat ten times
  2. Toss the ball up to yourself, get under it and bump it up more than once. How many times can you bump the ball before it hits the ground?
  3. Toss the ball a little ways away from you and see how fast you can get under it and bump it back up.

 

 

Closing activity: Find a partner and bump the ball back and forth. See if you can keep it from hitting the ground.

 

Topic (Day 5) Forearm Practice games

 

                            

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment: Volleyball for each student

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: - Remember to call “Mine”

-Knuckles of one hand into the palm of the other   hand with your thumbs together and knuckles up.

                             -Move to get under the ball.

 

 

Opening Activity: Keep it up- Each student gets a ball and bumps the ball to the wall. The students count how many times they can keep the ball going without touching the floor.

Activity: Partner activity- Each student gets a partner and finds a wall target. Partner A bumps the ball to the wall target and keeps bumping back as many times as they can. Partner B counts how many times Partner A hits the target. Once the ball hits the ground it is partner B’s turn to bump the ball and partner A counts. After about five minutes have the students bump the back and forth off the wall. The partners  work  together  trying to keep the ball off the floor.

 

Closing Activity: Have each student get a partner. Partner A tosses the ball to partner B. Partner B bumps the ball back to partner A. Then after five bumps they switch positions. The partner that is tossing the ball should toss not only to the front of their partner but also to the side, making them move to get under the ball and bump it back.

 

Topic (Day 6) Court Positions and Station Volleyball

 

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment:  Two Volleyballs for each station.

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: -When the music goes off clean up your area and      

                        sit down with your team.

-   Switch- move to the right

-   Remember to call “Mine”

 

Opening Activity: Partner tag-

Each student gets a partner and hooks arms with their partner. Every pair stands in a large circle in the play area. The pair that the instructor chooses ,splits apart and one runs while the other one chases them. When the runner starts to get tired or just wants to stop running they hook arms with another person. The person on the other arm of the person that was hooked on to by the runner is now the runner. For example if Suzy is the runner and Joe and John are a pair and Suzy hooks arms with Joe then John now becomes the runner. The instructor will explain and model this for the students before they start. After they get the hang of it then the instructor can choose a second team to chase and run. This makes the students really watch what is going on, because they need to know who hooks on to their partner so that they know who is chasing them.

 

Activity: Divide the class into groups of six. Explain each station before the students begin. Inform the students that when the music begins they may start and when the music goes off they must clean up their area and sit with their group. When the instructor says switch they will rotate to the right.
Station 1 – This station is going to be at the net. The net will be lowered, so the students will have more opportunity to get the ball over the net. The students will have three on one side and three on the other and they will bump the ball back and forth getting the ball over the net, and keeping the ball moving at all times.

 

Station 2- This station will be at the wall targets. The team will have two targets to work with. They will split into two groups, three students at one target and three at the other target. The students will bump the ball at the target and keep track of their points to see which team will win.

 

Station 3- This station is a lot like station 2 except instead of bumping the ball the students will be setting the ball at the targets.

 

Station 4- Bump it up- Have the students form a circle. The students will bump and set the ball up. Remind them to call “mine” before hitting the ball. The team tries to keep the ball from touching the ground. The teams that have students afraid of the ball will use a beach ball.

 

Closing activity: Parachute Volleyball

 

Divide the class into two equal groups. Have half the class on one side of the parachute and the other half on the other side of the parachute. The object of the game is to get the volleyball off the parachute on the other team’s side. Every time the ball hits the ground on the other teams side the opposite side gets a point.

 

Topic (Day 7) Underhand serve

 

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment:  One volleyball for each student, and nets

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: - Contact the ball with the heel of the hand

-   Drop the holding hand on contact

-   Follow the hit through with the swinging hand

 

Opening Activity: Volleyball circuit – Have the class line up across the serve line in the back court. First person jogs along the side line then shuffles across the net hops up the other side line and returns to the line. When the first person gets to the net the next person starts. Do this for about five minutes for a quick warm-up

 

Activity: Show students the underhand serve. Explain as you demonstrate that you hold the ball in one hand and bring it across the body. The other are swings ling a pendulum and contacts the ball with the heel of the hand. As the swinging hand makes contact the holding hand drops. After the demonstration, have the students each get a ball and practice serving against a wall in the gym.

 

Closing Activity: Have the students find a partner. One partner goes to the other side of the net. Partner A serves to partner B. Partner B catches the  ball then serves it back to partner A. The students do not have to serve at the service line for this activity. They may stand closer to the net if they need to.

 

Topic (Day 8) Serve and Bump game

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment:  One volleyball for each student, and nets

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: - Remember ready position

-   Move under the ball to set or bump the ball

-   Contact the ball with the heel of the hand (serve)

Opening Activity- Practice the underhand serve to a partner- Try to get the ball over the net to your partner. Take turns serving back and forth.

 

Activity: Divide the class into groups of eight players. We have two nets so we can have four groups playing at a time.  One team will serve and the other team will receive. The serving team is trying to get the serve over the net while the receiving team is trying to return the serve. The serving team gets a point every time the receiving team does not return the ball and the receiving team gets a point every time they get the ball over the net. The first few minutes that we play I will not make the teams get the ball over in three hits. I will let them have three hits or less. If they go over three hits then they will not get the point.

 

Closing activity: Swim Swimmy Swim

 

All the students line up against one wall of the gym. The instructor picks two people to be it. The two people chosen stand in the middle of the gym and when the instructor says “Swim Swimmy Swim” Then all the students run from the wall they are on to the opposite wall. If they are tagged by one of the “its” before they reach the opposite wall then they must stay where they got tagged and touch people as they run by. (They may not move their feet.) If they touch someone then they also become stuck to their spot, but can tag people as they run by.  The last two people standing become the next “its”

 

Topic (Day 9) Modified Volleyball game

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment:  One volleyball, and nets

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: - Move to make sure you are under the ball before                                  bump or set the ball

-   Keep your eyes on the ball

-   Call “Mine” before you go to hit the ball

 

Opening Activity: Have partners bump and set the ball over the net to each other. Partner A bumps the ball to partner B who sets the ball back over the net to partner A. They then switch positions and partner B bumps and partner A sets.

 

Activity: Divide the class into four teams. Using both nets put one team on each side of the net. Explain to the class that one team at each net will serve the ball over the net. The other team will catch the ball. After one of the players catches the ball they will then throw it in the air and the team has to hit it three times before getting it over the net. The students need to remember to call mine when they are going for the ball. After the ball goes over the net a player from the other team catches the ball. They then throw it in the air and have to hit it three times before putting it over the net.

If a player drops the ball and doesn't catch it, then the opposite team gets a point. If the server does not get the ball over the net then the other team gets a point. A team also gets a point if one of the teams hits the ball more than three times on one side. Every five minutes the instructor says switch and each team moves to the right so that every five minutes they are playing a different team. 

The instructor can use the beach ball with the teams that have students that are  not comfortable with the ball and the training ball with teams that are not afraid of the ball. (The beach ball will rotate with the team that has the students that are afraid of the ball.) After the instructor sees that they are doing well with the beachball she can switch it with a training ball.

Closing Activity: Human Knot – teams of 5 to 6 players form a circle. Players join hands across the circle. Make sure that they do not hold hands with the person next to them on either side.  Each hand has to hold a different players hand. Without letting go of hands the group needs to untangle themselves. Have a race to see which team can untangle themselves the fastest.

 

Topic (Day 10) Written Unit Test

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Volleyball Unit Test

Name____________________

Date_____________________

Classroom teacher________________

 

  1. True or False: The overhead pass is also known as the set.
  2. When a player is going to go for a ball they call
    1. Get it
    2. Mine
    3. Going
    4. All the above
  3. In the ready position your hands are
    1. At chest level
    2. By your sides
    3. On your knees
    4. None of the above
  4. The forearm pass is also called
    1. The hit
    2. The bump
    3. The smash
    4. All the above

 

  1. When you are setting the ball your fingers form a
    1. Box
    2. Fan
    3. Window
    4. None of the above
  2. When serving the ball your eyes should be
    1. Where you want to serve it
    2. At the top of the net
    3. On the ball
    4. On the floor
  3. What does Focus mean

5 points

F-

O-

C-

U-

S-

8. When a player wants to bump a ball they need to

a. Move toward the ball and get under it.

b. Move toward the ball only.

c. Stand up tall.

d. dive for the ball.

9. Explain how to put your hands together when bumping a ball. 2 points

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Topic (Day 11) Sideline Volleyball

 

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Equipment: One volleyball per court, volleyball court, nets and flagbelts.

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Teaching Cues: -Ready position

                             -Eyes on the ball

                             -Move to get under the ball

 

Opening Activity: Flagtag   -Divide the class into two teams. One team puts on yellow flag belts and the other team puts on red flag belts. When the instructor says “Go” the yellow team will try to pull the red teams flags and the red team will try to pull the yellow teams flags. When both flags are gone from a player’s belt then the player goes to the sideline and tries pull the opposite colors flags as they run by. The last team to have players with at least one flag wins.

 

Activity: Divide the class into four teams with eight to ten players per team. Arrange the players so that four players are inside the court, one on each sideline and two at the endline. The game is played just like regular volleyball but includes the players on the sidelines and endline. The sideline players must stay in their position and cannot enter the court at anytime. The sideline players  may bump or set any loose ball back into the court for either side, as long as the ball has not touched the ground. A hit from a sideline player does not count as one of the three hits to get the ball over the net. After five points the sideline players change places with the court players.

 

Closing Activity: Hand and Arm Yoga

-Finger stretch – Opening and Closing

- Fists- Slow motion boxing

-Wrist and fingers – flexing

- Interlock fingers and arms – stretching overhead

- Interlock fingers and arms – stretching behind

- Gentle arm waving

- Breathing- Slowly, gently inhaling, exhaling with cross -arm circling. (Landy Pg. 196)

 

Topic (Day 12) Volleyball forearm pass skills test.

Instructor: Terry LaCoss

Grade Level: 4th grade

School Name: Knik Elementary

Date Created 11-09-09

 

Warm-ups

All students will do the SST (Sports Specific Training) warm-ups that our district has recommended.

  1. High Knee stretch- Pulling the knee up (alternating knees) to the chest as the student walks across the gym.
  2. Carioca with arm circles
  3. Front lunge down to the sideline and skipping backwards back.
  4. Skip and Cross – Skipping while crossing the arms in front of the chest.
  5. 20 sit –ups
  6. 10 push ups

 

Volleyball Forearm Pass

1 point each

1. Ready Position

-feet slightly wider then shoulder width

-Knees bent

-hands at chest level

Instructor or Peer tosses the ball to the student.

2. Knuckles of one hand placed into the palm of the other hand, thumbs side by side and knuckles  up.

3. Move towards the ball

4. Keep arms together

5. Elbows straight

6. Lift with the legs

7. Contact the ball with forearms

8. Follow through with the arms.

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 Collard, M. (2005) No Props. Beverly, MA. Project Adventure, Inc.

 Landy, J.M. (2002) P.E. Teacher’s pre-sport skill lessons, activities & games for grades 4-6. Paramus NJ: Parker Publishing.

 Landy,J.M. (1993) Ready to Use P.E. Activities for grades 5-6. Paramuc NJ: Parker Publishing.

 Panicucci,J and Costable, N (2003) Adventure Curriculum for Physical Education. Beverly, MA. Project Adventure, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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