Take to the court with confidence and dominate the competition. Volleyball: Steps to Success provides comprehensive instruction in a unique progressive format that will have you digging, blocking, and racking up the kills in no time.
With 64 on-court drills and technical instruction for all of the game’s essential skills, national championship coach Becky Schmidt sets you up to become a well-rounded player capable of playing any position on the court. Master individual skills such as serving, passing, and setting through detailed skill instruction, court diagrams, and full-color photo sequences. Then progress to valuable tactics and strategies that will help you become an on-court leader for your team.
Learn how to determine your opponent’s strengths and attack the weaknesses. Read your opponent’s offense to be in the right position to dig hits and begin the counterattack.
Be the player you always wanted to be. As part of the popular Steps to Success series, which has sold more than two million copies worldwide, Volleyball: Steps to Success is your guide to on-court success.
Table of Contents
The Sport of Volleyball
Key to Diagrams
Step 1 Serving
Step 2 Passing
Step 3 Setting
Step 4 Attacking
Step 5 Blocking
Step 6 Digging
Step 7 Team Offense
Step 8 Team Defense
Step 9 Match Play
Step 10 Variations
“Leading her team to the NCAA Division III National Championship is testament to Coach Becky Schmidt’s acute knowledge of volleyball and approach to coaching. In Volleyball: Steps to Success, she provides a game plan for improving skill level, mastering the fundamentals, and achieving success. This book will make any volleyball player or coach better.”
Sam Shweisky-- Head Men’s Volleyball Coach Princeton University
“In Volleyball: Steps to Success, Becky Schmidt shares her vast knowledge of volleyball in a comprehensive, easy-to-follow resource for coaches and players of all levels. This book is a must-have!”
Carolyn Condit-- Head Volleyball Coach Miami University
“Becky Schmidt’s Volleyball: Steps to Success is a wonderful guide for those seeking an understanding of the sport, its history, and the skills. Coach Schmidt shares her extensive knowledge of volleyball in an accessible fashion.”
Kathleen J. DeBoer-- Executive Director American Volleyball Coaches Association
AncillariesSupplementary Instructional Materials
All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available at www.HumanKinetics.com/VolleyballStepsToSuccess.
Includes lecture topics, physical activities, student assignments in both a 20-session and 32-session framework, introductory notes, key points of technique, common errors and solutions, teaching modifications, and skill application, and additional resources such as Web sites, books, DVDs, and videos. Also included are test questions in multiple-choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank and short answer format, and student evaluation guidelines.