Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Effect of Rally Scoring on Coaching Strategies of Head Women Intercollegiate Volleyball Coaches in Division I and III. (Pedagogy)

Academic journal article Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport

Effect of Rally Scoring on Coaching Strategies of Head Women Intercollegiate Volleyball Coaches in Division I and III. (Pedagogy)

Article excerpt

In 2001 the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport NAGWS) mandated rally scoring for all Women's Intercollegiate Volleyball matches. Rally scoring was defined as "When a team falls to serve properly, return the ball, or commits any other fault, the opponent wins the rally and scores a point. If the receiving team, wins the rally, it scores a point and gains the right to serve" (NAGWS, 2001, p. 62). At the same time the number of points needed to win was extended from 15 to 30 (Games 1- 4), and from 15 to 25 for Game 5. How coaches made sense of rally scoring and adjusted their coaching and playing strategies during their first season using rally scoring was the focus of the study. Change literature (Sparks, 1987) that found persons are particularly resistant to change when they believe the changes are impractical and incompatible with their own professional and personal goals framed this study. Six midwest university head women volleyball coaches (4-Division I, 2-Division III) whose teams played in the 2001 NGAA Volleyball Tournament participated in a semistructured interview study. …

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