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Nitro Ball

Titre 1


Titre 1

To score points by having the ball hit the floor in the other team's court

-Aptitudes motrices fondamentales:

  • Manipulative Send

    • Strike

-Liste d'équipement:

  • 1 nitroball (could use a regular volleyball as well)

  • 1 tennis or volleyball net


-Lien d'équipement:

-Mise en place:

  • Use a tennis court outside or a volleyball court inside.

  • Four players position themselves in two rows on either side of the net.

  • One player stands half ways between the back of the court and the net, holding the nitro ball.


  • On the leader's signal to begin, the server underhand serves the ball over the net into the other team's court. All serves must be underhand.

  • The serving team must let the ball land in their court before striking the ball (with one or two hands)--every hit can only be made after the ball bounces off the floor--the only exception is the serve.

  • Each team can hit the ball a maximum of three times per side before the ball must go over the net--blocking is not permitted because the ball must bounce off the floor before being hit.

  • Points are scored when:

  • The ball lands out of bounds.

    • Requires more than three hits to get the ball over the net.

    • The ball lands on the floor two times in a row.

    • The ball hits on a team's own side and goes over the net.

  • The team that scores a point gets to serve next.

  • Team's rotate one player clockwise if the other team served last.

  • First team to score 21 points is the winner.

-Questions et notes:

  • Variations:

    • Catch and Hit: For younger or less experienced players have each player catch the ball and then hit it.

    • 6-8 Players: More players makes the game easier and should be used for younger players.

    • Two hand: All hits must be made with two hands. This slows the game down.

    • All touch: All four players must hit the ball before it is sent over the net.

  • Questions:

    • Offensively what are helpful strategies to score points?

    • Defensively what are helpful strategies to reduce points being scored against you?

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