Joanna Rann Capstone

For my capstone, I focused Volleyball. Coming into Science Leadership Academy for summer institute, I was already interested in playing Volleyball. However, as an incoming freshman I did not know if I was able to handle being on the Varsity Volleyball team and I had no idea of how I was getting to tryouts the next morning. My sophomore year, I really wanted to tryout for volleyball. I made it to tryouts but I did not know what to expect at all. I never played on a volleyball team ever in my life. I was inexperienced. I decided that for my capstone I wanted to create a website for the incoming freshmen and/or for the returning players, that displays certain information and paperwork that they need in order to qualify for tryouts. Throughout this website, there are a lot of information about SLA’s Girls Varsity Team; when do tryouts usually start, what are some skills you need for the tryouts, how to get to the tryout location and a bunch of more information. I wanted to also share all of my experience with the other girls that are afraid to tryout or if they are unsure as to if they should even tryout for the team. Being on the volleyball for 3 years of my high school career has taught me a lot. Not everyone will walk in with the same skills but on the website there are drills that could prepare the incoming girls that would be interested to join. SLA's Girls Varsity Volleyball website: https://joanna-rann.squarespace.com Capstone Bibliography Aberdeene, Jason. "Volleyball Drills for Middle School Girls." LIVESTRONG.COM. Leaf Group, 06 May 2015. Web. 30 Jan. 2017. http://www.livestrong.com/article/472331-volleyball-drills-for-middle-school-girls/ Volleyball has three main skills that are needed in every game, serving, passing and hitting the ball. Reducing the games to four and four let’s the students have more chances at each of their spots, either back row (receiving), blocking/hitting the ball and lastly, the setter. Williams, Laura. "Drills for Volleyball Spikes." LIVESTRONG.COM. Leaf Group, 06 Oct. 2015. Web. 02 Feb. 2017. http://www.livestrong.com/article/164045-drills-for-volleyball-spikes/ Having that perfect kill shot (spike), there must be a distance between you and the net (start at 10-foot line). The spike approach is the next important step, swing your arm passed your shoulder and hit downwards. The way you land is where you indicate where your ball is going. GActive, Coach. "3 Volleyball Passing Drills." ACTIVE.com. Coach GActive, n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2017. http://www.active.com/volleyball/articles/3-volleyball-passing-drills Make sure the player is in a squat position and having their arms out. When the players is shuffling for the ball, have their arms out and when they are ready to pass the ball, they have to make sure that the ball is hitting their forearm. Clark, Zac. "Develop Drop and Drive Defensive Movements for Volleyball." STACK. Zac Clark, 22 June 2011. Web. 03 Feb. 2017. http://www.stack.com/a/develop-drop-and-drive-defensive-movements-for-volleyball Drop and drive must be done with “Two-Triangle Stance”. For this drill, you have to be in a squat position, having your back flat with your arms extended out in front of you with your palms up. When the ball is in the hitters position make sure to keep watch of the hitter and the way their hands are. Keep your arms straight out and don’t move it at all. Let the ball come straight into your arms. Patterson, James. "Volleyball Serve Receive Drills." LIVESTRONG.COM. Leaf Group, 14 Nov. 2015. Web. 03 Feb. 2017. http://www.livestrong.com/article/263506-volleyball-serve-receive-drills/ Whenever starting a game or even starting a “new round” it starts off with a serve. It’s very important to be very good in swerving because if your serving is good then that’s how it’s easier to get a point. Practicing “Serve Receive” also teaches, how to receive balls when the other team is serving. Every serve is different and you can’t tell how it’s coming. Forman, John. "Volleyball Pepper Drill Variations." Coaching Volleyball. John Forman, 2013. Web. 03 Feb. 2017. http://coachingvb.com/pepper-variations/ The Pepper drill teaches you how to hit, set and receive. Those are the most three major and important skills in Volleyball. G, Coach. "5 Volleyball Setting Drills." ACTIVE.com. Active Volleyball, n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2017. http://www.active.com/volleyball/articles/5-volleyball-setting-drills Without a good set then the hitter’s hit can be off. By having a good set, you must set the ball up high in the air and right at the corners depending on where the hitter is.

For my capstone, I focused Volleyball. Coming into Science Leadership Academy for summer institute, I was already interested in playing Volleyball. However, as an incoming freshman I did not know if I was able to handle being on the Varsity Volleyball team and I had no idea of how I was getting to tryouts the next morning. My sophomore year, I really wanted to tryout for volleyball. I made it to tryouts but I did not know what to expect at all. I never played on a volleyball team ever in my life. I was inexperienced. I decided that for my capstone I wanted to create a website for the incoming freshmen and/or for the returning players, that displays certain information and paperwork that they need in order to qualify for tryouts. Throughout this website, there are a lot of information about SLA’s Girls Varsity Team; when do tryouts usually start, what are some skills you need for the tryouts, how to get to the tryout location and a bunch of more information. I wanted to also share all of my experience with the other girls that are afraid to tryout or if they are unsure as to if they should even tryout for the team. Being on the volleyball for 3 years of my high school career has taught me a lot. Not everyone will walk in with the same skills but on the website there are drills that could prepare the incoming girls that would be interested to join.

SLA's Girls Varsity Volleyball website: https://joanna-rann.squarespace.com 



                    Capstone Bibliography

Aberdeene, Jason. "Volleyball Drills for Middle School Girls." LIVESTRONG.COM. Leaf Group, 06 May 2015. Web. 30 Jan. 2017. http://www.livestrong.com/article/472331-volleyball-drills-for-middle-school-girls/
    Volleyball has three main skills that are needed in every game, serving, passing and hitting the ball. Reducing the games to four and four let’s the students have more chances at each of their spots, either back row (receiving), blocking/hitting the ball and lastly, the setter.


Williams, Laura. "Drills for Volleyball Spikes." LIVESTRONG.COM. Leaf Group, 06 Oct. 2015. Web. 02 Feb. 2017.
http://www.livestrong.com/article/164045-drills-for-volleyball-spikes/
Having that perfect kill shot (spike), there must be a distance between you and the net (start at 10-foot line). The spike approach is the next important step, swing your arm passed your shoulder and hit downwards. The way you land is where you indicate where your ball is going.


GActive, Coach. "3 Volleyball Passing Drills." ACTIVE.com. Coach GActive, n.d. Web. 02 Feb. 2017.
http://www.active.com/volleyball/articles/3-volleyball-passing-drills
Make sure the player is in a squat position and having their arms out. When the players is shuffling for the ball, have their arms out and when they are ready to pass the ball, they have to make sure that the ball is hitting their forearm.

Clark, Zac. "Develop Drop and Drive Defensive Movements for Volleyball." STACK. Zac Clark, 22 June 2011. Web. 03 Feb. 2017.
http://www.stack.com/a/develop-drop-and-drive-defensive-movements-for-volleyball
Drop and drive must be done with “Two-Triangle Stance”. For this drill, you have to be in a squat position, having your back flat with your arms extended out in front of you with your palms up. When the ball is in the hitters position make sure to keep watch of the hitter and the way their hands are. Keep your arms straight out and don’t move it at all. Let the ball come straight into your arms.


Patterson, James. "Volleyball Serve Receive Drills." LIVESTRONG.COM. Leaf Group, 14 Nov. 2015. Web. 03 Feb. 2017.
http://www.livestrong.com/article/263506-volleyball-serve-receive-drills/
Whenever starting a game or even starting a “new round” it starts off with a serve. It’s very important to be very good in swerving because if your serving is good then that’s how it’s easier to get a point. Practicing “Serve Receive” also teaches, how to receive balls when the other team is serving. Every serve is different and you can’t tell how it’s coming.


Forman, John. "Volleyball Pepper Drill Variations." Coaching Volleyball. John Forman, 2013. Web. 03 Feb. 2017.
http://coachingvb.com/pepper-variations/
The Pepper drill teaches you how to hit, set and receive. Those are the most three major and important skills in Volleyball.


G, Coach. "5 Volleyball Setting Drills." ACTIVE.com. Active Volleyball, n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2017.
http://www.active.com/volleyball/articles/5-volleyball-setting-drills
Without a good set then the hitter’s hit can be off. By having a good set, you must set the ball up high in the air and right at the corners depending on where the hitter is.​

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