Four Square Bump
Try to stay in the number 1 spot on the court by successfully bumping (forearm passing) a volleyball.
-Aptitudes motrices fondamentales:
One Volleyball per group of four players.
9 markers to identify four squares.
-Mise en place:
Set up a square with four courts (use markers as needed).
Each square should be about 3-4 paces wide.
Players each stand in a square.
One player is given the ball--that player is labeled in the number 1 square.
Number the other player squares clockwise 2, 3, and 4.
The player with the ball forearm passes the ball a reasonable height to a player in another square.
If the pass goes outside the large square or lands inside the player`s own square that player moves to the number 4 square, all other players move one square over counter-clockwise, and the player in the number 1 square holds the ball and resumes play.
If the pass were to land in another small square, the player in that square attempts to forearm pass the ball a reasonable height to a player in another square...
Players in the number 1 square attempt to stay there as long as possible, while the other players attempt to dislodge a player ahead of them and closer to the number 1 square.
-Questions et notes:
To make this game eaiser, enlarge the size of the boxes; to make this game more challenging, reduce the size of the boxes.
Perhaps begin this game by setting--which most beginning players will have more success with.
Questions for Understanding:
What is key to passing the ball successfully?
What is key to receiving the ball successfully?
Is there a strategy to increase you likelihood of getting to the number 1 square?