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Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

Equipment: Volleyball or other bouncy ball. 

Court:  Volleyball courts and nets work best.   The net will hang at 3 feet off of the ground like tennis. Teams of 3 to 6 players work well.  

Scoring: Rally scoring. Games are played to 15 or 21 points, win by 2.

Serving:.  Underhand serving only.  Use the same service rotation as volleyball. 

Volleys: Teams can have up to 3 hits per side.  The ball must bounce before each hit can be made.  Volleyball hits must be used:  pass, set, spike, and dig.

Physical Education Modifications:

  • Try different size balls.
  •  Allow more or fewer hits. 
  • Adjust court size. 
  • Raise the net. 
  • Adjust players on each side.
  • Start with an underhand toss over the net instead of a serve. 
  • Only make it bounce on the first contact

SHAPE Grade level Outcomes:

  • Standard 4 [H2 .L1]: Exhibits proper etiquette, respect for others, and teamwork while engaging in physical activity and/or social dance. 
  • [H1.L1-2]: Demonstrates competency and/or refines activity-specific movement skills in 2 or more lifetime activities (net/wall games) (L1); Refines activity-specific movement skills in 1 or more lifetime activities (net/wall games) (L2).