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VOLLEYBALL INSIDE OUT

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by DAVID J. SCHAKEL
3rd ed., January 1997, 126 pages, $15.95 

ISBN 978-0-98641-301-6
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Volleyball Inside Out gives an in-depth description and illustration of the fundamental skills and strategies of the modern game of volleyball. Throughout the text these skills and strategies are discussed in terms of "why" as well as "how." The serve, the forearm pass, serve reception, the overhand pass, the set, spiking, and blocking are described in detail, with photographs illustrating key points. The text's discussion of conditioning for volleyball covers strength, flexibility, quickness, and cardiovascular endurance. A glossary and basic rules are also provided.


CONTENTS

Chapter 1: THE PROGRESSION OF VOLLEYBALL IN THE UNITED STATES
Origin
History
International Competition

Chapter 2: UNDERSTANDING THE GAME
New Rules
Indoor and Beach Rules Comparison
Terminology
Official Hand Signals

Chapter 3: THE SERVE
Overhand Float
Overhand Top-Spin
Jump Serve
Round House Float
Overhand Side-Spin
Sky Ball
Underhand Float

Chapter 4: THE PASS
Stance
Footwork
Passing
Serve Reception

Chapter 5: THE SET
Overhand Pass
Setting the Attack
Set Selection

Chapter 6: THE SPIKE
The Approach
Timing the Jump
Angle of the Approach
The Jump
The Arm Swing
Blocker Avoidance
Various Spikes and Shots
How to Hit the Play Sets

Chapter 7: THE BLOCK
Reading the Spiker
Positioning the Block
Penetration over the Net
Blocking the Ball in Bounds
Footwork
Reading the Setter

Chapter 8: THE DIG
Getting Low
Movement to the Ball
One Arm Dig
Overhand Dig
The Dive

Chapter 9: TEAM DEFENSE
Specialization
Coordinating the Block with the Diggers
Middle Back Defense
Middle Up Defense
Single Block
Situations
Selecting the Appropriate Defense for Your Team

Chapter 10: TEAM OFFENSE
Team Serve Reception
6-6 Offense
4-2 Offense
6-2 Offense
5-1 Offense
Hitter Coverage
Selecting the Appropriate Offense for Your Team

Chapter 11: CONDITIONING
Strength
Vertical Jump
Better Mobility by Increasing Flexibility
Interval Training for Quickness
Cardiovascular Endurance

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

David J. Schakel is a professor of Health and Physical Education at Texas A & M University in College Station.

 

 

 

 

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