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Volleyball with Human Net

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How To Play Volleyball with Human Net

Play this game with the same rules as volleyball except with 3 teams. Have 2 teams play against one another while the third team acts as the net. The "net" team can play a big part in this game as they give a good twist to an old game. The "net" can take one step in any direction (only one step) to hit the ball. The "net" can change direction of play at any time.

I was searching for something to do during a camping retreat and made this up just as a hope to keep everybody active. It turned out to be the funniest game we played.

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Submitted by Joel on 1 Jan 2007 12:00:00

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That sounds great!

Posted by Andrew on 5 Jul 2008 at 7:52:59

this sounds really interesting, definitly giving this game a go

Posted by jenna on 3 Aug 2008 at 10:19:28

Sounds like heaps of fun. We're having an Olympics night great game with a twist!!

Posted by Lyn on 5 Aug 2008 at 7:33:13 does the "net" team earn points? DO they earn points?

Posted by Chris $man on 22 Aug 2008 at 2:09:41

not detaile denough-how are the points scored? Can the net turn towards the ball each hit or do they basically stay fixed to the ground??

Posted by tim on 22 May 2009 at 1:01:40

what the hek this game has no detailed instruction at we sposed to no how to earn points or how the net team can earn points
learn how to write how to play a game please..

Posted by Amana on 2 Jun 2009 at 6:50:24

The rules have been explained - "Play this game with the same rules as volleyball".

Posted by Giles on 18 Jun 2009 at 3:23:52

Great game Shorty. This is a definite for our next outdoor games night.

Posted by Gerhard on 31 Jul 2009 at 12:13:47

I would guess you would do this tournament style so each team has a chance to play and be the net.

Posted by angela on 8 Sep 2009 at 12:55:44

Don't give him rubbish for submitting a good game. Use your imagination and figure it out yourself!
Games sounds great!

Posted by - on 12 Feb 2010 at 12:25:45

Sounds like a fun game we will be trying it tonight. Thank you so much.

Posted by Jen on 14 Jun 2010 at 1:18:37

We're going to give this a go at our meeting tomorrow. Our youth group really likes volleyball games. Thanks!

Posted by Robin on 17 Oct 2010 at 12:32:27

awesome!! gonna be using this tomorrow night :D

Posted by cinta on 2 Dec 2010 at 8:16:03

Hi Cinta, Let me know how it goes. It would be great to hear how well it works.

Posted by Shorty on 2 Dec 2010 at 8:23:26

awesome!! we love playing it!!

Posted by shardae on 28 May 2011 at 3:24:15

this is a great idea! i would rather take off the volley net in my back yard and play this any day.

Posted by on 25 Jun 2011 at 12:10:33

We're going to play this game this weekend. Has anyone played it that has ideas of whether the net team earns points? Do you do it tournament style?

Posted by Danni on 9 Dec 2011 at 11:20:54

Sounds great!!! Can't wait for my girls to try it!

Posted by Samantha on 18 Jun 2012 at 9:48:10

I'm going to do this but edit it a little bit because we won't have enough time to do tournament style. There are three teams, two playing volleyball traditionally, and the third team is the net. They'll have a space marked out on the floor that they can't leave. If one of the two outside teams scores, they get a point. The net team can score points by catching the ball, but if they step outside their area, they lose points. The same goes if someone on the other teams step into the net teams area--they lose a point, too. So the biggest goal of the volleyball teams is to make sure they hit it far enough but still in play.

Posted by Brad on 11 Dec 2016 at 12:48:53

This sounds like a great game for our youth group! But I don't understand the rules concerning the net team.

Posted by Tim on 1 Mar 2017 at 7:44:25

This will be a great game with our Special Needs group. You could play so that it is boys against the girls, and the leaders make up the net... Just mix it up and have fun!

Posted by Rogmo on 13 Sep 2017 at 4:39:34

I might be able to use this game in my birthday party !

Posted by Cherry on 23 Nov 2017 at 2:11:33

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