A study to investigate the effectiveness of using a lightweight plastic ball in teaching the overhead volley in volleyball

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Alice Adams (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Marie Riley

Abstract: The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of lightweight plastic balls on teaching the overhead volley in volleyball. An additional purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between the following: (a) grip strength and finger strength, (b) grip strength and volley ability, and (c) finger strength and volley ability. For this study one class consisted of beginning volleyball players divided into two groups. There were nineteen subjects in the experimental group, while the control group had eighteen subjects. The experimental group used lightweight plastic balls and the control group used regulation volleyballs. The only skill measured for this study was the overhead volley. The experimental period lasted four days. There was a slight degree of relationship found between the wall volley and grip strength. There was a moderate degree of relationship between finger strength and grip strength and between finger strength and the wall volley. There was a significant difference between pre- and posttests on wall volley in the group using regulation volleyballs. There was no change for the group using the lightweight plastic balls. There was no difference between the groups in grip strength after the experimental period. There was no difference in the scores between the groups on the wall volley test.

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Language: English
Date: 1971

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