Created by: Larry Satchwell & Aaron Hart
Design: Jennifer Truong & Albert Luera

This module introduces students to the basics of volleying and striking through developmental play. Striking with the hand is followed by striking with a short-handled paddle, preparing students to progress toward paddle and racquet activities at the intermediate level.

Module Documents

  • Complete Module Packet:

  • Module Overview:

  • Required Materials:

  • All Module Activities:

  • Sample Lesson Plan:

  • Academic Language Cards:

  • Station Cards:

Activity Plans

  • Keep It Up:

  • Musical Balloon Bop:

  • Bull's Eye:

  • Air Ball:

  • Net Ball:

  • Paddle It Up:

  • Musical Paddle Bop:

  • Net Ball (w/paddle):

  • Station Day:


  • Self-Assessment Worksheet:

  • Holistic Performance Rubric::

  • Dual Performance Rubric:

Teacher Evaluation

  • Teacher Self-Evaluation and Reflection Guide:

Planning Tools

  • Blank Activity Plan Template:

  • Blank Lesson Plan Template:

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National Standards and Outcomes Focus for Foot Skills

Standard 1. Demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

  • Outcome E22.K-2. Volleys a lightweight object (balloon), sending it upward (K); Volleys an object with an open palm, sending it upward (1); Volleys an object upward with consecutive hits (2).
  • Outcome E24.K-2. Strikes a lightweight object with a paddle/short-handled racket (K); Strikes a ball with a short-handled implement, sending it upward (1); Strikes an object upward with a short-handled implement, using consecutive hits (2).

Standard 2. Applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance.

  • Outcome E3.1b-2. Differentiates between strong and light force (1b); Varies time and force with gradual increases and decreases (2).