“Verb. To strike or kick (the ball) before it touches the ground.”
In physical education, we talk about “sending” objects: throwing, kicking or hitting them away from us. Sometimes we use implements like bats, sticks or racquets. Other times we use body parts, like feet or arms.
Volleyball is aptly named. Players have to strike the ball up into the air, over a net, and can’t catch or hold it. It definitely takes some practice.
We start Younger Kids and preschoolers with a beach ball. It’s light, so it stays in the air longer and there’s less fear of getting hit, and the larger size gives a bigger target.