Tennis Ball Transfer for Climbing Walls

Grade level: 1-12

 Equipment:  Tennis balls, numbered 1-10 placed randomly on holds on the Traverse Wall, masking tape to number holds and/or use numbered MagNet Discs, stopwatch.

 Objective:  To place the numbered tennis balls on the matching numbered hold.


Description:   Prior to class, number the ball holding holds on your traverse wall randomly 1-10.  Then place the numbered tennis balls in random order on these holds.  Make sure that the number on the ball does not match the number on the hold.  Tell the students that the objective is to traverse the wall and place the numbered tennis ball on the matching numbered hold.  Let them know it's a timed event to see how quickly yet safely they can accomplish the task.

Rules/Safety/Accommodations: Students should follow basic climbing wall rules.

Facilitation/Reflection Questions:

  1. What did you enjoy about this activity?
  2. What challenges did you face?
  3. Did you receive any support or assistance from your teammates?  If so, how?


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