Evaluation and Feedback of my Volleyball Skills

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Everyone has a general level of skill development, however people don't understand how to take the skill and improve it. In this essay I will evaluate my volleyball ability and the feedback techniques that were displayed by my physical education teacher. Throughout the unit I made a four week journal to record the type of practice, feedback from game play and training. To evaluate my skill level in volleyball I examined what is the nature of a skill, how skills are developed and how they are effected as well as the importance of feedback. According to Will Smith (2013:1) “The separation of talent and skill is one of the greatest misunderstood concepts for people who are trying to excel, who have dreams, who want to do things. Talent you have naturally. Skill is only developed by hours and hours and hours of beating on your craft." A skill is crafted by various movements that are performed together to create a skill. Skills can be inherited but they are improved through practice and game play. In volleyball there are 5 five key skills that are used throughout the game. They are known as digging, setting, severing, spiking and blocking. Dig is a retrieval and passing tool, this skill is all about the “base”. Feet shoulder width part, knees bent, hands together, palms facing the sky and elbows locked. Set is a tactical move that allows the ball to be spike, performing this skill requires early movement and flicking the ball with your fingertips. Spiking and serving are very similar as they require the same jumping style as well the same contact is made on the ball. A Block is a defensive or attacking move that is related to a spike by jumping above the net but is used to deflect the ball back to the opposition’s court. The 5 volleyb... ... middle of paper ... ...to think about other objects that were put in place to make my movements more precise. The closed skill improved my skill learning as the skill was easier to perform because of little distractions or multiple implements. These stages affect the improvement of skill development in my volleyball performance. The aspects of skill learning that were portrayed in the essay were the major factors influencing skill development. They were the type of feedback, whole and part learning, massed practice and distributed practice, factors affecting skill development and the stages of skill development. The unit of volleyball involving skill development was successful because my skills set in volleyball have improved from the beginning of the unit. This assumption was because of each stage of skill development that was evaluated in this essay was used to improve my performance.

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