4th and 5th Grade Volleyball

by Siara

Introduction

       I love volleyball. I think that it’s a really great sport. Not everybody does but if you do I would suggest continuing to read. This text can tell you a lot about 4th and 5th grade volleyball that would be great to know.

Rules

       Some of the rules for fourth and fifth grade volleyball can be a little different than other types of volleyball. For example, if a person on your team hits the ball and it goes out of bounds. You are allowed to go and hit the ball back in the game. If your team hits the ball over the net and the other team doesn’t hit it back to you then your team gets the ball. Unless you hit it out of bounds. Then it’s their ball. If they hit it when it’s out of bounds it’s yours again. It’s the same rules vice versa.

Points

        When you play a volleyball game you play three different sets. The first set that you play you go to 21. The second set you go to 21 also. The third and final set you play to 15. Sometimes when you play you go to more points than 21 or 15 because you have to win by two. If you have 20 points and the other team does too and you score another point you haven’t won yet. You have to be ahead by two points before you can win the game.

Positions and Rotating

               There is a certain place you have to stand when you play volleyball. There is a person in the two top corners and the two bottom corners. There is a person at the top middle and the bottom middle. The people in the back row are usually the bumpers. The people in the top row are the people who usually set or spike. The people in the front row can always bump too, and the people in the back row can spike or set too. If the other team has the ball then your team gets the ball you would rotate.

           Usually if you just got the done serving you will come out of the game and someone else will go in to take your place. The first time your team gets the ball in the set you don’t rotate because those are your beginning positions.

Hits

           When a ball comes toward you, you are supposed to hit it. You don’t always hit it, but you should at least try. When it comes down low you want to bend down put your hands in the bump formation, get under the ball, and bump it up.  When it is up high you want to set it. That’s when you put your hands right above your forehead and make a triangle with your fingers. You let the ball come down to your hands and when it hits your hands you push up and out.

               Spiking is when the ball is in the air and you can run up, jump, and slam the ball over the net. A block is when someone from the other team spikes or sets it, and you run up to the net, jump up, and block the ball so it goes back to their side. Make sure you don’t hit the net. A tip is like a spike except it’s right at the net, and you just tap it over. When you serve there are two different ways. When you serve under hand you hold the ball low in the hand you don’t write with. Then you take your other hand and hit the ball as hard as you can. You hit it like a bump but with one hand.

               Spiking is when the ball is in the air and you can run up, jump, and slam the ball over the net. A block is when someone from the other team spikes or sets it, and you run up to the net, jump up, and block the ball so it goes back to their side. Make sure you don’t hit the net. A tip is like a spike except it’s right at the net, and you just tap it over. When you serve there are two different ways. When you serve under hand you hold the ball low in the hand you don’t write with. Then you take your other hand and hit the ball as hard as you can. You hit it like a bump but with one hand.

Vocabulary


Sets: Each round in one game. Game, Set, Match!

Beginning Positions: The first positions you get during the set.