Type of game:
Ball Game
Character of the game:
Competitive
Country of origin:
Spain
Aim of the game:
Players must make passes using racquets without the Volantin touches the ground.
Number of players:
Two Player Multi Player
1 to 10
Age
6 +
Difficulty:
Medium
Area of play:

Indoor Outdoor
Equipment

1 small racquet per player and the Volantines : Light ball made of olive tree word and chicken feathers like "indiacas".
Motor skills
Coordination Balance Speed Endurance Flexibility
Social skills
Cooperation Competion Communication Team building
Cognitive skills
Strategy Building Tactics Problem solving
equipment
Background
This game is from the Andalusia region.

Source: Dirk Nasser, Director AccETTD, Asociación cultural y científica de Estudios de Turismo, Tiempo libre y Deporte (www.accettd.com
Set up:
This game can take place in an indoor or outdoor area. Depending on the rules chosen, this game can be run over a badminton pitch, or just to keep the Volantin in the air between several players.
Rules
Basic rules:
All the players stand in a circle and they hit the “Volantín” to each other. They try to hit the “Volantín” as many times as possible without it falling to the floor. They count the number of times they hit it.

Other rules:
The players use the “volantín” on a court similar to that of badminton. They can’t allow that the “volantín” touch the floor. If a team fails to hit the “volantín” back or if it's falling outside the field, they lose the point.

A team lose a point: 

  • If the “volantín” doesn’t reach the other side of the court. 
  • If a team hits the “volantín” twice or if the “volantín” touches the floor
  • If the “volantín” lands outside the court.
Teaching Styles:
  • Provide clear and simple instructions
  • Balance the ability level of the team
  • Complete a walk through the playing area
  • Practice games before introducing scoring
  • Encourage players to communicate throughout the game
  • Safety instructions to be tailored to the environment and participants playing the game
Rules:
  • Use the basic rules before starting to count the points
  • Allow players to play after a rebound
  • Increase/decrease number of players
Environment:
  • Increase/decrease the playing area/distance/boundaries/zones/shape
  • Ensure the playing area has a smooth surface and is free of obstacles
  • Increase/decrease the level of the net
  • Increase/decrease the distance between the players
Equipment:
  • Brightly colored equipment can be used
  • Use a flat net or just a line instead of the net
Background
This game is from the Andalusia region.

Source: Dirk Nasser, Director AccETTD, Asociación cultural y científica de Estudios de Turismo, Tiempo libre y Deporte (www.accettd.com