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4 Square Volleyball

Before You Start: 
  • Have one to three volleyballs on hand.
  • Review how to bump, set, and serve.
  • One player stands on each of the four corners of the play area (there should be a total of four in the square).
  • The rest of the players line up near the play area in a single line.
  • Review how to rotate in and out of the playing area (the same as in four square.)
Set Up: 

Use a painted four square area or divide a large square into equal four sections.

How to Play: 
  • Play begins with one player serving from his/her corner. 
  • The serve can be to any of the other three players. 
  • Each player gets one attempt to set or bump the ball to another player without the ball hitting the ground. 
  • If the player misses or hits the ball out of bounds then s/he returns to the end of the line. 
  • Play re-starts with a serve. 
Variations: 

Team Four Square Volleyball: use a large 4-square (approximately 24'€™ x 24;€™) and place three to four on a team, each team gets a square. Each team gets a maximum of three hits to return the ball to another square.

Equipment: 
Development Goal(s): 

To develop teamwork and communication.