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Four-Way Volleyball (poison)
2 - 4 volleyball nets, 1 volleyball or beach ball, depending on the level.
4 sets of five different color flags and 1 belt per team, or I use
4 different sets of 5 beanbags.
all skills associated with volleyball, bumping, setting, serving,
Set up nets so they form for separate courts (resembling a four
square court). The class is
divided into four teams. Play
begins with the team in the forth square serving to one of the other
teams. Play will continue as in regulation volleyball, except the
ball can be hit to any one of the other three teams. Any mistakes made by any team will result in the loss of a
beanbag or flag. The team
that lost a marker will now rotate and serve to any other team. Play will continue until one team has lost all of their
beanbags, flags or whatever is used to represent the team. Once all of a teams markers are lost, the team is eliminated.
Note: The team is not
eliminated from the game but instead may separate and join any of the
remaining teams still in the game. The
square that is vacated is now poison, and any ball hit into that square
will result in the loss of a beanbag.
The game continues until there is only one team left, this team is
declared the winner.
HELPFUL HINTS: I
adapt this game to the level of the participants by any one or combination
of the following:
Type of ball I use – Balloons, beach ball, oversized volleyball,
Number of hits – Anywhere from 3 up to unlimited
Bounce rule – Ball my hit the ground once between each hit.
Serve help – Serve may hit the net, or may be helped by teammates
Illegal hits – With older classes I could disallow illegal hits