A Short History of Volleyball Volleyball is a famous ball game sport played on a court with a center net between two

teams each consisting six players. A ball is punched across the net and the objective is to score points against the opposing team by grounding the ball. Each team is only allowed three contacts with the ball before it is hit to the opposite side. The net has a height of 6 foot 6 inches. However it can be lowered in case the game is played by children. A physical instructor William Morgan of YMCA created a game called Mintonette in 1895. It was for older members of YMCA who needed a game of skill rather than strength. His friend James Naismith who featured outstandingly in the history of basketball came up with an idea of having a net slightly above their heads without requiring much jumping. The original name given to the game was Mintonette, it was given by Morgan and was chosen as a jiggle to Badminton and this game was influential in setting rules for Volleyball. However the name was not very catchy. A spectator at that time Alfred Halstead had observed that there was a lot of volleying going on in the court and the name Volley Ball was chosen shortly. Later the name was contracted to Volleyball. The Athletic League of the YMCA of North America published the first official rules for Volleyball in 1897. It got successful quickly after the rules were published. In the same year, Spalding made a ball having a rubber inside a basketball, it was redesigned later so that its weight was adjusted 8 and 10 ounces and the circumference was the size of 26 inches. The game quickly spread across USA and it was played in Cuba by 1905, by Japan in 1908 and by Philippines in 1910. The rules of the game were adjusted in 1900 for removing the innings defined by Morgan. The rules of the game were once again changed in 1912 to face the realities of the game as the players were getting younger and energetic. The court size was increased and the numbers of players were set at only 6 per team.

When the United States Volleyball Association (USVBA) was formed. it was accepted by the YMCA and NCAA as their new umbrella organization. . The ball is placed in the left hand and weight is shifted to back right foot. it struggled to develop a league of teams. The left foot should be pointed to the direction that the volleyball will go. While Volleyball was a popular game. In 1930. the over arm float. the first beach game being played and in 1934 referees were recognized who would judge championship and inter college games. volleyball was established as a college game but not professional. The USVBA was finally recognized by all Volleyball associations as having jurisdiction over the rules of the game. and the jump serve. Your hitting hand can be in a fist or open-handed. the over arm topspins.The National Collegiate Athletic Association joined with YMCA in 1916 and in 1920. The Serve There are five main types of serves: the basic underarm serve. To carry through the basic underarm serve (assuming you're right-handed). first stand behind the base line. roundhouse. The end of World War II resulted in Volleyball receiving recognition as a global sport. Volleyball was played at international level in America for the first time in 1955 and at the Pan American Games and Olympics in 1964. The ball is struck with palm or a flat fist.

 To teach students the proper technique used in underhand serve. The underhand serve is the most basic serving technique in volleyball.  To teach students the rules involved in the opening serve.COURT GAMES VOLLEYBALL LESSON PLAN UNDERHAND SERVE Subject Class : Court Games : 4 Neptune Number of Student : 24 students Date Day Time Duration Venue : 24/08/2011 : Wednesday : 9.00am : 1 hour : Volleyball court INTRODUCTION Serving is essential in a volleyball game.00-10. . The opening serve is used to start the game. and good serving technique can determine the outcome of a game. It is also the easiest to learn and is the most popular serve for beginners.  To encourage students to be more interested in volleyball. LESSON OBJECTIVE:  To teach students the underhand serve.

 Know the rules of the opening serve. students should be able to:  Explain what is the underhand serve.  Know how to execute an underhand serve. VALUES  Self-Discipline  Learning and team spirit TEACHING EQUIPMENTS/MATERIALS NEEDED    14 volleyballs Coloured tapes Student’s evaluation forms : .COURSE OUTCOME At the end of the lesson.  Gain more interest in volleyball.

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