Title

The effect of topspin serves. float serves, and jump serves on the type of pass made by highschool volleyball players

Author(s)

Rachael Nall, SVHS

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology and Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

There are three main types of serves in volleyball: float serves, jump serves, and topspin serves. These three types of serves can be returned with an underhand pass or an overhand pass. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference between the type of serve performed and the resulting type of pass. It was hypothesized that all three of the volleyball serves would be mainly returned by underhand passes, but the float serve would have the most number of overhand passes. Also, it was hypothesized that the jump serve and topspin serve would be mainly returned by underhand passes. The data in this study was obtained from tryouts of sixteen year old volleyball players at the Plex Indoor Sports in Sandhills where 51 serves were observed. The sample size of the jump serves was too small so it was taken out of the analysis. This could have been due to the fact that the results were only gathered from sixteen year old volleyball players rather than a higher age range which would have potentially utilized more jump serves to produce the maximum power. The passes of the float serve and topspin serve were extremely similar. This was probably why no significant difference (t (40.7) = 0.68, p = 0.5) was detected in the passes returned in the two sample t-test at alpha value 0.05.

Location

Neville 321

Start Date

4-14-2018 2:15 PM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

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Apr 14th, 2:15 PM

The effect of topspin serves. float serves, and jump serves on the type of pass made by highschool volleyball players

Neville 321

There are three main types of serves in volleyball: float serves, jump serves, and topspin serves. These three types of serves can be returned with an underhand pass or an overhand pass. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a difference between the type of serve performed and the resulting type of pass. It was hypothesized that all three of the volleyball serves would be mainly returned by underhand passes, but the float serve would have the most number of overhand passes. Also, it was hypothesized that the jump serve and topspin serve would be mainly returned by underhand passes. The data in this study was obtained from tryouts of sixteen year old volleyball players at the Plex Indoor Sports in Sandhills where 51 serves were observed. The sample size of the jump serves was too small so it was taken out of the analysis. This could have been due to the fact that the results were only gathered from sixteen year old volleyball players rather than a higher age range which would have potentially utilized more jump serves to produce the maximum power. The passes of the float serve and topspin serve were extremely similar. This was probably why no significant difference (t (40.7) = 0.68, p = 0.5) was detected in the passes returned in the two sample t-test at alpha value 0.05.