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Team Launch Volleyball

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To score points by having the ball hit the floor in the other team's court.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Manipulative Send

    • Propel

  • Manipulative Receive​

    • Catch

-Equipment List:

  • 1 oversized ball

  • 6 parachutes

  • 1 volleyball net


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Teams of 6-12 players position themselves on either side of the net.

  • Groups of 2-4 players hold onto a parachute.

  • One group of players stand behind the back-service line holding a parachute and the oversized ball.


  • On the leader's signal to begin the servers toss the ball in the air (using their parachute) to one of their team's other group.

  • Groups holding the parachute cannot walk with the ball.

  • The serving team can pass the ball a maximum of two more times before the ball must go over the net.

  • The receiving team can pass the ball a maximum of three times on their side before the ball must go over the net.

  • Points are scored when:

    • The ball lands out of bounds.

    • Requires more than three passes to get the ball over the net.

    • The ball lands on the floor in the court.

  • The team that scores a point gets to serve next.

  • Team's rotate one player clockwise if the other team served last.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Variations:

    • All touch: All three groups must pass the ball before it is sent over the net.

    • One Bounce: Allow a maximum of one bounce off the floor between tosses.

    • Cooperative: Count how many consecutive times both teams can cooperate and send the ball back and forth over the net 

    • Instead of using parachutes use towels between pairs of players.

  • Questions:

    • Offensively what are helpful strategies to score points?

    • Defensively what are helpful strategies to reduce points being scored against you?

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