Intermediate 2 PE Structures and Strategies
Attacking Strategy in Volleyball • Playing the serve to the weak receiver
Playing to the weak receiver What did you do? When serving our attacking strategy was to play the ball to the weak receiver: • When playing I had a knowledge of this weakness and used a variety of serves to capitalise on this • Float serves – altered direction in the air, highlighting their inefficient footwork • Overhead power serves – downwards angle forced a dig
Playing to the weak receiver Why? • Opponent found it almost impossible to dig the ball • Poor preparation of footwork and technique meant the ball projected out of court or lacked height and accuracy to the setter
Playing to the weak receiver Impact on opposition: • When the receiver managed to play the ball, the setter was out of position to retrieve it • Pressure gave the setter diminishing options • Receiving team found it very difficult to set up any strong attacks
Playing to the weak receiver • How did this assist my team? • My team mates could step to the net in preparation • My team mates could defend these weak attacks easily. • We were scoring easy points
Strengths required to play this strategy • Technical • Tactical • Physical
Technical Strengths • Good timing, control and dynamic balance when serving to ensure accuracy and consistency • Knowing when to contact the ball and how much pace to put on the ball ensured I did not overshoot the target player • Able to vary the angle and speed at touch. • Able to play a variety of serves: underarm, float, power
Tactical Strengths • I must be good at reading the game and identifying the S &W of my opposition and how to exploit them • Varying my starting position, the pace and the angle of my serves • Able to make swift tactical decisions to help break opponents structure creating space to attack. • Able to move quickly onto court to be ready to field defend as my job is not complete until the point is won.
Physical Strengths • Power is vital in arms and legs to gain enough pace on the ball to put pressure on the opposition • Strength and speed to create an unstoppable serve • Speed is also required to move quickly onto court to field defend.