Volleyball with no hands
Activity suitable to be used for teambuilding and inclusion
Number of people to be involved
2 teams of 5-6 people in each
Space and Technical requirements
Sport hall, volleyball, sashs
Teambuilding, team work, communication, see how disabled works
The session step by step (with timing and responsibilities)
We set teams, which will take part in a volleyball match, firstly, on ordinary rules. Later on, the team picks up one person, not knowing the task yet. They have to choose a place where this person will be standing. Only after that learn they that the person can’t locomote.
The teams continue the game, at each strife, they need to take into account that the non-moving person has to push off the ball, at least once. If theydon’t do this, the team will not get a point.
How did you feel?
How did group feel?
What could we learn from that exercise?
How did that one person feel?
What could that person symbolize?
(Synthesis of emerging key issues, most important
outputs, results of the
session – that will be
included in the report)
The person, who can’t move symbolizes the handicapped person we are discussing it after the game, we ask how the person and the rest of the team felt etc.
This task symbolizes that handicapped persons are not quite included in the social life, they have defined difficulties, which are incomprehensible for the society. Such game is the first step of showing to include disabled people.