Regarded as one of the top texts on the market, VOLLEYBALL TODAY provides comprehensive coverage of the sport's fundamentals and is suitable for players of all levels. Dunphy and Wilde, nationally recognized volleyball coaches, provide expert training tips and advice on essential skills, including passing, bumping, setting, spiking, serving, blocking, transitions, effective strategies, and conditioning routines. And of course, they include the basic rules of volleyball, including official rules from the USVA. VOLLEYBALL TODAY makes it easy for players of all levels to work on their ablilities, whether they're playing indoors, outdoors, or on the beach. Easy-to-follow illustrations of techniques and court movements, along with professional photos of volleyball players in action, allow players to visualize the technique as they read. Helpful checklists let students monitor their progress from the beginner level, to the intermediate level, to the advanced level. All in all, VOLLEYBALL TODAY proves to be a great training and reference text for the casual player or the enthusiast.
1. The Game of Volleyball. 2. Facilities and Equipment. 3. Rules, Regulations and Terminology. 4. Forearm Passing or Bumping. 5. The Serve. 6. Setting and the Overhand Pass. 7. The Attack. 8. Blocking. 9. Individual Defense. 10. Systems of Team Attack. 11. Team Defense. 12. Team Transitions. 13. Outdoor Volleyball. 14.Common Injuries in Volleyball. 15. Aerobic and Anaerobic Conditioning for Volleyball. 16. Strength and Flexibility. 17. Nutrition for Better Conditioning. 18. Sensible Eating and Weight Management. 19. The Mental Side of Becoming a Better Player. Appendix A: Abridged International Volleyball Rules. Appendix B: Volleyball Resource Directory. Index.