Two teams take turns to pass the ball back and forth over the net in this seated version of volleyball. If it’s a big group, try using more than one ball to keep everyone engaged.
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 beach ball is perfect
- A net or similar
How to set up
- Divide the group into two teams.
- Set up the net at a low height, with one team on each side.
Rules of the game
- One team starts with the ball. The participants must try to hit the ball back and forth over the net using any body part.
- You could add some competition – if a team drops a ball, the other team gets a point.
- Encourage participants to stretch up for the ball and shuffle across the space.
Other ways to play
- Use different coloured balls - bright colours are great
- Make it more sensory with balls that have bells in them or have different textures
- Lighter or heavier balls will change the difficulty
- If it’s too easy, try moving the teams further away from the net, or closer for a less challenging game
- You can also try raising or lowering the net