Equipment: Use Volleyball Standards for Indoor Tetherball

Michelle Gaus, Contributor

Volleyball uprights make good tetherball poles.
Volleyball uprights make good tetherball poles.
 After years of wondering whether tetherball would work in the gym, I finally talked my department head into buying a couple of balls to try it out.

We used a volleyball upright and tied a ball to the top, wrapping the rope around it a few times because the rope is a bit too long.

The kids loved it! Incidentally, I've found that tetherball makes a good drill for soccer players—simply change the rules so players are allowed to only use their feet or head. It's a great way to develop eye-foot coordination and it's harder than you think to make contact with a moving tetherball.

Contributor: Michelle Gaus. When she wrote this article, Michelle Gaus was a teacher at Belle River District High School in Belle River, Ontario.

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