Balloon Volleyball

Summary: Balloon Volleyball is played similar to the regular game, except you use a balloon as the volleyball.

Ages: 12 and older

Recommended Number of Players/Teams:
Between 6-16 players
Two teams
Each team should have at least 3 players

Equipment:
Played on a volleyball court or you can tie a rope between two trees
One 12" balloon filled to the maximum

Set Up:
If not using a volleyball court with net, tie a rope between two trees. You could also decide not to use a height restriction and just play with the rope on the ground to delineate sides for each team.

The Serve:
1. One player of the serving team must be positioned in the front corner by the net to be able to hit the balloon over the net in one try.

2. Served balloon may graze the net and drop to the other side for point.

3. First game serve is determined by a flip of the coin, each subsequent game shall be served by the previous game loser.

Scoring:
1. Offense is the team who is serving. Defense is the team that receives the serve.

2. Offense will score one point when defense neglects to return the balloon over the net or on an out of bounds landing of the balloon.

3. Defense will score one point on an offensive miss, out of bounds, or serve into the net.

How to Play:
1. The Offense begins by serving the balloon over the net.

2. When the balloon is hit to the other side of the net, the team then attempts to return the balloon to the other team by only using 5 hits.

3. No player may hit the balloon twice in a row, but may hit the balloon again after another player has hit the balloon on his team.

4. A balloon popping or dropping to the ground is a point for the opposite team.

Winner:
The first team to earn 25 points wins the game, but the must win by more than 2 points spread.

Variation:
This game can also be played with water balloons.


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