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Volleyball Overhand Serving

Volleyball Overhand Serving

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The big question!

What is the main purpose of an overhand serve in volleyball? Why is an overhand serve so important in volleyball? 

Overhand Serving

California State Standard 1.2- Demonstrate proficient movement skills in aquatic, rhythms/dance, and individual and dual activities.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.SL.1-Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Objective-Students will be able to serve a volleyball using an overhand serve. Students will be able to perform an overhand serve 5 out of 10 times using correct technique. 

IEP Goals: The goals for IEP students are for students to be able to get the steps down to an overhand serve in volleyball by the end of the lesson. Student will be able to demonstrate the proper technique of an overhand serve to the teacher successfully.

The purpose of an overhand serve in volleyball is to move the ball over the net and start the game play. The first move in volleyball is to serve to start the game.  It is the key in creating more scoring opportunities. There are several steps to an overhand serve in volleyball. First step is to have your knees bent in an athletic position. Secondly your weight will be on your back foot. Open your shoulders and shift your weight to your back foot. Then lift the ball and strike it with the bottom of your palm while taking a step toward your target when serving. Here are some links to vidoes that help describe the techniques a little more: