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Volley Up

Task Description:

Three youngsters stand in a triangle formation three giant steps from each other. The challenge is to volley a ball (not a beach ball or a balloon) 10 times in a row without the ball hitting the ground. Each youngster must contact (volley) the ball at least twice but may not strike it twice in a row.

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Youngsters stand shoulder to shoulder.

Then, they take 3 giant steps back.

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Additional information can be found in:

Graham, G., Holt/Hale, S. A., & Parker, M. (2001). Children moving: A reflective approach to teaching physical education (4th ed.). Mountain View, CA: Mayfield. (Chapter 28: Volleying & Dribbling, pp. 517-553).

Holt/Hale, S. A. (1998). On the Move: Lesson plans to accompany Children Moving (4th ed.). Mountain View, CA: Mayfield. (pp. 259-274).

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