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Purpose of Activity:To allow students to work together as a team and to promote ball control with the feet. The game also reinforces basic volleyball rules.
Prerequisites:Students need to have a basic understanding of the rules of volleyball and need to be able to track a ball in motion and use their feet to propel a large ball over a net.
Suggested Grade Level:9-12
Description of Idea
Students in teams of 4 or 6, are arranged on the floor in volleyball positions. The students stay in crab position to move to the ball (or may lie in the floor with feet in the air). The game is played essentially like volleyball. Three hits with the feet or knees are allowed to hit the ball over the net. The ball cannot hit the ground. Instead of one person only making contact with the ball, in foot volleyball, more than one may do so as long as they make contact almost simultaneously. Rotation is the same as in volleyball.
Ask the students to compare and contrast rules of foot volleyball to volleyball.
Have students think of ways to modify other games utilizing hands to allow for the use of feet.
Have the children demonstrate rotational schemes for additional players in a game.
Adaptations for Students with Disabilities
Students in wheel chairs may stay in their chairs during the game.
A person may be used as a guide for students with vision problems to call out numbers in rotational order or names when the ball comes near them.
Let the ball bounce once in between hits.