Meteor Ball

Meteor Ball

Focus Skills: Court Positioning · Defending a Space · Setting Up an Attack

quickrulesicon Quick Rules

Class is divided into 4 teams and the gym is divided into 4 playing areas.
Each team must stay in their area.
The teacher throws a giant beach ball into the game.
Teams must work together to make sure that the land does not touch the floor in their area. To do this, they may push the ball upwards (above the teacher’s height) into another team’s area.
If the ball lands in a team’s area, a point is awarded to the three other teams.

buildicon Builds

Build One: Maintaining a Rally
In the first build of this game, have the entire class work together to keep the ball from hitting a wall or touching the ground. The teacher can add a time challenge to this build.
Build Two: Defending a Space
Teams must now attempt to prevent the ball from landing in their area. If the ball does so, a point is awarded to the other three teams.
Build Three: Setting Up an Attack
In this build, each team is given a partner team (e.g. blue and red, green and purple) with who they must work together by making passes to set up an attack on the opposing two team’s playing areas.

tacticalicon Grade Level Outcomes

Setting Up an Attack
Court Positioning
Defending a Space

questionsicon Discussion Questions

How do you make your shot more difficult to receive?
Where should you bounce the ball in the playing area?
How do you prevent the other player from scoring a point?

safetyicon Safety Information

Make sure the courts aren’t too close together and advise students not to run into other courts to retrieve their ball

equipmenticon Equipment Requirements

Tennis balls
Rubber spots (1 foot diameter)