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Balloon Volley

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To get as many balloons as possible to land on the floor inside the opponent’s court within 2 minutes.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Manipulative Send

    • Strike​

-Equipment List:

  • Volleyball court with a net

  • One ball per team


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Place participants on the court (from the net to the attack line–back line in this game) as indicated on the illustration.

  • Give each participant a balloon.


  • At the signal to begin, all players hit the balloons with any part of their body in an effort to get the balloon over the net.

  • If a balloon hits the ground inside a team’s court the other team gets a point.

  • If a balloon hits the ground outside a defending team’s court that team gets a point.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Safety considerations:

    • In order to prevent ankle injuries do not allow players to jump. Be sure posts are properly padded. 

  • Instructional tips: 

    • Have a few extra balloons on hand in case some break. 

  • Variations:​

    • Short Balloon Volleyball: Play this game the same way as Short Volleyball but using 1 balloon instead and only 1-2 players per side. Service can be delivered from anywhere in the small court but must be hit up (no spike serves). 

  • As a cool-down:

    • Limit the number of balloons to 1 or 2 per 4 participants to reduce the activity level.

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