Catch "Nitro Fever" with this new twist on a classic game...winner of Gopher's Best Activity Award in America™!
Get ready to bend all the rules with this volleyball spinoff! In this action-packed game, players hit, pass, and serve the nitro balls with a downward motion, ensuring they bounce on the ground before crossing over the net. Our NitroBall™ PE game is easy to learn, fun to play, and keeps your students moving!
Volleyball with a Twist
This unique NitroBall™ game is essentially an inverted version of volleyball, with a net that’s lower to the ground and the ball needing to bounce on the ground before going over the net.
The standard court typically measures 78’L x 36”W. Players take turns serving in a clockwise rotation. Once the ball is served, play starts. If a fault occurs (the ball doesn't make it over the net, touches a player of the serving team, strikes something other than the net, lands out of bounds, or the server steps out of bounds) the serve is awarded to the other team. During a serve, the ball must bounce off the court before every strike (besides the serve). Just like actual volleyball, no player can hit the ball twice consecutively, and each team has 3 hits when the ball is on its side. Points are scored when: the ball bounces twice in a row on the opponents side, the opponent cannot return the ball within the 3 hits, the opponent hits the ball out of bounds, the opponent commits a fault or foul, or the ball is not legally returned. This game uses rally scoring, so a team scores a point every time the ball is served. The first team to 21 points wins.
Basic and Deluxe Options
NitroBall™ comes in Basic and Deluxe choices, each of which contain everything a teacher needs to get the game set up. The Basic Pack includes everything you’d need to play the game if you already have volleyball standards. The Deluxe Pack includes everything in the Basic Pack (balls, net, bag, instructions, book) plus a pair of Intentus™ Portable Game Standards. All of the equipment is built to last for years of use.
The included book discusses the history of NitroBall™, curriculum standards, rules, regulations and recommendations, basic skills for offense, lessons for different ages, and how to use NitroBall™ as a tournament game or fundraiser.
NitroBall™ is available in packs. Ball and Net also sold separately.
- Basic Pack. Includes 2 balls, 1 net, 1 storage bag, and activity instructions.
- Deluxe Pack. Includes everything in the Basic Pack, plus 2 black Intentus™ Portable Game Standards.
- Individual Components
- NitroBall™, 9” dia
- NitroBall™ Net, 32’ x 36”