Jim Feger, Marianas High School
A team net sport like volleyball with more and different competitive features. This sport is played during P.E. classes and for lunch time activity.
To develop a better team net sport.
A volleyball court and two indoor soccer goals (6 x 12 feet). Place the goals 8 to 10 feet behind each end of the court and centered. Service areas are on either side of the goals.
Students should have good volleyball skills and a basic knowledge of both the
side-out and rallypoint scoring systems of volleyball.
This game is fast and furious. A game is 10 points or a goal, whichever comes
first. When a goal is scored, game is over. The team that scored the goal wins
the game regardless of team scores. If a goal is not scored, only the service
team can win a game.
There are five or six players on a team, goalie included. The goalie isn't
allowed to catch a ball to try to keep it out of the goal. Only one person is
allowed to defend the goal off the serve. Other than that, a goal is scored
under the same circumstances as in soccer. A goal can be scored even if a ball
rolls or bounces into a goal.
If the first serve of any player rotating into the servers position is bad,
his/her team loses one point and the serve. If the team doesn't have any points
and a players first serve is bad, then their opponents receive a point and the
serve. After the first serve, if a team makes a bad serve, the team loses the
serve, and scoring advantage. This is the side-out feature
Points can be scored by either team off the serve or during any subsequent
play action. This is a rally point feature.
Two points will be awarded to the service team, if off the serve, a ball lands
on the receiving team's court untouched.
The service team has the first three hit option of play. The receiving team
has two hits off the serve to send the ball back over the net. After the ball
has crossed over the net the third time, both teams have the three hit option
The service team has closure. Only a team with serve, that can serve the ball
over the net, and score a point/s off the served ball, can win a game. This
is a side-out feature.
There is no two point margin rule to win a set, because when working with this
kind of offensive and defensive scoring system, an anomaly developed that makes
the two point margin of victory rule of volleyball a repetitively redundant
feature. That means a service team has closure and the game takes care of its
self. (No artificial assimilation needed).
There is a very intense competitive challenge between the server of one team
and the goalie of the other. If a ball touches the net on the serve it is considered
a bad serve.
My students like it because of its unpredictablility. A game can end with one
serve, a new team comes on court, plays to ten points or a goal, and then another
team comes to court...and so on and so on.
Students are waiting for me at lunch time...if they want to play volleyball,
they can play at the other court....but, you know what.....when we are playing
this game, there is no other team net sport played. They are either signing
up a team to play, or making up a new team for another game...and so on, and
This is a best practice lesson plan.
This sport was first played in 1980 and has since then developed into what it is today.
Marianas High School
MP 96950 USA