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Volleyball Holding Foam Balls

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Be the first team to score 25 points

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Manipulative Send

  • Strike

-Equipment List:

  • One Volleyball

  • One Volleyball net

  • One foam (or other ball) per player


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Two teams of six players line up on either side of a volleyball net on a volleyball court.

  • Players position themselves in the six spots--as in volleyball.

  • One player in the back middle of the court holds the volleyball.


  • The player with the ball (move the player back if too easy to hit over the net or move this player forward if it is too difficult for this player to hit the ball over the net) hits the ball over the net.

  • Each side can contact the ball a maximum of three times per side before the ball must go over the net.

  • No player may strike the ball two times in a row.

  • If the ball hits the floor the other team scores a point and gets the service.

  • If the ball lands outside the court that side scores a point and gets the service.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Purpose:

  • To line up properly for sets and forearm passes. 

  • Variation:

  • Two-Ball Volleyball:

  • Use two balls at a time

  • Questions for understanding

  • Offensively, what are the best tactics to make it difficult for the defense to return the ball?

  • Defensively, what are the best tactics to be able to receive the ball most effectively?

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