Effect of net presence and ball type on student participation and perception of tasks for initiation in volleyball

José Manuel Palao Andrés

Silvia Guzmán Morales

*Corresponding author: José Manuel Palao Andrés jmpalao@pdi.ucam.edu

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Palao Andrés, J. M., & Guzmán Morales, S. (2008). Effect of net presence and ball type on student participation and perception of tasks for initiation in volleyball. Apunts. Educación Física y Deportes, 94, 37-44.

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper was to study the effect of net presence and ball type on quantitative participation and perception in volleyball games of 1-on-1 in the initiation spike contact. A quasi-experimental, transversal and inter-group design was used. The independent variables were: net presence and ball type (beach, foam, or normal). The dependent variables were: number of contacts, number of interruptions, cause of interruption (ball out, ball to net, and illegal contact), level of participation, ratio of repetitions to time, and student perception of the effect of the variables modified in relation to enjoyment, play continuity, and execution. The results show that in the initiation of contact with one hand: a) No net presence accelerates the rhythm and increases the number of contacts made; b) Ball type affects rhythm, ball control, and quality of execution; c) Students analyzed correctly perceived the effect of net presence and ball type on execution and enjoyment but not on continuity; and d) Students analyzed perceive as more enjoyable the more real situation (net presence, normal ball, and spike contact with one hand).

Keywords: Games, Initiation, Task Modifications, Volleyball.

ISSN: 1577-4015

Published: October 01, 2008