... Oscar's Garbage Can- (see throwing skills) with volleyball hits
Volleyball Catch- A good way …
Oscar's Garbage Can- (see throwing skills) with volleyball hits
Volleyball Catch- A good way for younger classes to learn how to rotate and work as a team. Place on each side of the net just like a traditional way of playing volleyball. Instead of requiring bumps and sets..students are able to catch the volleyball when it comes over and use a volleyball hit to send it back over the net. They may still use the 3 hits per side and rotate when they get the serve back. Good for 3rd grade...possibly 2nd grade.
... Play with a three strike rule. If a team makes three mistakes then they go back to the first s…
Play with a three strike rule. If a team makes three mistakes then they go back to the first square or become the waiting team. We also changed the serving rule. The serving square starts each round. But the team that gets a strike is the team that gets to serve the next ball. I don't have students rotate in their squares, but I ask them to move around to different spots when they move up to a new square.
Keep it Up - Grade level: 2 and up. Equipment: one ball or balloon for every group of four to six students. The game: See how long your group can keep the ball or the balloon in the air, or count consecutive taps. No one may tap the ball twice in a row.Variation: Everyone must tap the ball once before anyone can tap it again. Safety: Tap softly. Use the verbal cue "tap", instead of "hit." Try to stay in your own area. Variation: Play one group against another. See which group can keep the ball up the longest. Variation: Give each group two or three pieces of equipment. Time each round for 30 seconds. If successful with one ball, try two the next round. If successful with two, try three. Volleyball Steal the Bacon - Grade level: 3 and up. Equipment: two volleyballs, trainers or beach balls and two hoops or upside down scooters to hold the volleyballs for each group of six to ten players. The game: The game is played like "Steal the Bacon," except that it is played in small groups with less running. One student becomes the leader in each group. This position should be rotated after each game. Every two students get the same number and line up opposite each other or diagonally across from each other. When the leader calls the number, the two students come out pickup a ball and do one of the following:
Forearm pass it to each group member
Overhand pass it to each group member
Serve it to each group member
The team completing the passes first receives one point.
Three - Four - Five Student Shuttle - Grade level: kg and up. Equipment: one volleyball (any kind) for every three to five students. For younger students, use balloons or beach balls. The game: Two students line up facing one student. The first student who is on the line of two holds the ball. S/he uses a volleyball pass to the student standing by himself/herself. Immediately after passing the ball, s/he runs to where the ball was passed and goes to the end of the line. After each pass, the passer runs to the other side. The object of the game is complete as many successful consecutive passes as possible in a given amount of time. A successful pass is defined as one that is self set by the passer and caught on the fly by the catcher. If the group has four students, two students face the other two. If the group has five students, three students face two. The team of three begins with the ball. Time each round for two to three minutes. Variation: Change the distances between players depending on skill level, change the kind of pass, and/or change the kind of ball. Variation: More advanced students can set and/or bump the ball continuously without catching the ball. Safety: Make passes soft enough for the partners to catch.
Bump, Set, and Serve
Out students together into teams or three or four. Put out a large box of bean bags. Hang a hula hoop from each of the basketball hoops. Have students take the team volleyball to a hoop and bump, set, or serve through the hula hoop for one bean bag or into the basketball hoop for two bean bags. One hit and then get the volleyball back to the next person in line.
Setup a mat with the fold up in air so that when kids are on knees they have a net about shoulder height in front of them. Have students rally a balloon over the mat net.
Setup a volleyball net and have students hit a beach ball over the net. Reinforce that they are rallying to see how many hits they can get in a row and not trying to beat the other team.
Hang a hula hoop from the basketball hoop. Have students bump, set, and serve to try to get the ball through the hula hoop. Or give them double points for bumping, setting, and serving into the basketball hoop.
Throwing and Catching
... Any Ball
This is a sort of ultimate ball game. You can use any type of item to throw that you…
This is a sort of ultimate ball game. You can use any type of item to throw that you would like. Changing the object makes the students change their strategies. Each team has one goalie who has a foot in their hula hoop and another hula hoop in their hand. One team starts with the object and passes it to teammates. Students can not move when they have the object in their hands. Student try to move that object up to the goalie as to throw it through the hoop. If the object is dropped or hits the ground the other teams picks it up and starts going their direction with it.
Place a series of cones moving down the gym. Each cone will be a different level. All students start at the bottom of your gym and find one partner to play rock, paper, scissors with. The winner gets to move up to the next level. The other person moves down unless they are at the bottom already. They keep moving up and down until someone gets all the way across the gym and becomes the champ.
Turkey Hunter (Pinball Machine)(think human ga ga ball)