We’ve started a new unit this week on volleyball. To volley is to strike an object out of the air before it hits the ground. A ball is, well… the kids know what a ball is! Put the two together (and throw in a net) and you have the sport of volleyball.
We’ve started learning correct hitting technique—serve, bump, set, spike—and will progress to learning rules, scoring and rotation as we go along.
Preschoolers and younger kids start off with a beach ball. Middle and older kids use “Volley Lite” balls, designed with softer covers and lighter weight to take the sting and fear out of hitting the ball. Now we just have to wait for less rainy weather so we can get outside, and stop worrying about the balls hitting the ceiling!