Shot ball game

Try out this fun, team-based game where players compete to hit their ball the furthest and gain points, which is great for playing both indoors and outside.

This guide is part of our Sense Arts, Sport & Wellbeing programme. This activity can be done at a time that suits you, either in your own space or in an educational setting.

Who is this for?

This is a sports activity for people or groups of people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities, and can be enjoyed by anyone.

Why does this make a difference?

This activity supports social inclusion and getting active, helping build confidence and independence through learning new skills and making friends.

How to play

What you’ll need

  • A ball
  • A starting marker
  • Markers in two team colours
  • Benches (optional, to be used as bumpers)

How to set up

  • Set up the starter marker
  • If you want bumpers for the game, set up benches down the sides of the play area
  • Split participants into two teams

Rules of the game

  • One player from each team stands at the starter marker
  • The first player tries to throw or push the ball as close to the end of the arena
  • A marker in the players’ team colours is put down where the ball lands.
  • The second player then tries, and the steps are repeated with their own marker.
  • Add up the scores – the player who was the nearest gets two points, the next closest gets one.

Other ways to play

  • Use bigger or smaller balls to change the difficulty
  • After each ball stops, try balancing an item on top of the marker – if it gets knocked off by the other team, that marker is taken out of the game
  • Balls with bells inside or with different textures will make this more sensory
  • Mix it up with fun markers like rubber ducks!