Hover Ball


A container marked Toxic Waste is put in the middle of an exclusion zone. Using a limited range of equipment the team have to lift the container and place it in a ‘safe’ zone. The aim is to pick up the ball from the start cone with the cradle, and move it over a number of obstacles to a finishing cone.

Equipment Required:

  • 2 x traffic cones
  • 1 x small football
  • 1 x rope and cradle ‘octopus’ (ropes identical length)
  • 10 x blue stakes
  • 2 x 7m ropes (to build narrow alley to walk down)
  • 2 x 4m ropes (to build under and over obstacles)
  • 8 x blindfolds

Space Required: Large. Indoors or outdoors.
Group Size: 8 to 20 ideally.

Total Time: 50 minutes

  • 10 minute to brief and set up
  • 30 minutes to achieve outcome
  • 10 minutes to review

Suggested Learning Outcomes

  • Communication
  • Cooperation
  • Goal setting
  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving

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