This is a hand striking activity. In addition to students enhancing their striking skills, students also will be improving their eye-hand coordination skills. An option is also given for students to work cooperatively to improve their teamwork and cooperation skills.
This resource provides a way to practice striking/volleying skills in a group setting.
Skill: I will strike the balloon upward using a paddle.
Cognitive: I will talk about differences between self and shared space.
Fitness: I will actively engage and work to improve my skill with a paddle.
Personal & Social Responsibility: I will safely move throughout shared space, respecting the personal safety of my classmates.
This alignment results from the ALEX Health/PE COS Resource Alignment Summit.
Students will work on striking and volleying skills with a partner.
Skill: I will move into position in order to strike (or catch) the balloon.
Cognitive: I will describe what it looks like when partners work independently.
Fitness: I will actively engage and work to improve my striking and volleying skills.
Personal & Social Responsibility: I will make accurate passes so that my partner can improve her/his striking and volleying skills.
This resource provides a Volleying and Striking Skills Self-Assessment for grades K-2. Students will draw faces to show how they are doing with a skill.
This resource provides station cards to print for use for volleying stations. A corresponding volleying self-assessment is listed here: https://openphysed.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/P-07-07-Volleying-SelfAssessment.pdf
In this activity, students will use a beach ball to practice their volleying skills. Students will volley the ball to themselves and hit it up in the air with an open hand. Students will next volley the ball up in the air, let it bounce on the floor and volley it up again. Students will then volley the ball off of a wall. A tapeline can be added to the wall to make sure it is volleyed high enough up in the air. The next progression of this activity incorporates another student. Volleying the beach ball between two students can now occur, with both students continuing to use proper technique.