Volleying & Striking Skills

Volleying & Striking Skills

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

Activity Plans


Teacher Evaluation

  • Teacher Self-Evaluation and Reflection Guide:

Planning Tools

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).
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Aaron's passion for physical education is cause for some to question his sanity. At home he loves working on his tiny farm in Upstate New York, eating homegrown veggie soup, and spending time with his family.