Over the weekend I attended and presented at the Oregon SHAPE conference in Bend, Oregon. It was a great conference filled with enthusiastic health and physical education teachers. One of the presentations that I saw included a demonstration of a fun game called PaddleZlam.
PaddleZlam is a game that is played with four players holding paddles, two cones, and a ball. The object of the game is to get the ball into or on the cones by passing and slamming it with the paddles. Points are scored by getting the ball into the cone. Watch the short video below to see how the game is played. The people that I saw playing it at the conference seemed to be really enjoying it too.
You can buy PaddleZlam sets or you can probably make your own set with equipment that is already a part of physical education program. The paddles and balls are basically from pickleball. You could probably swap out the cones for buckets. Whichever route you choose, it’s a fun activity to introduce to your students.
By the way, the slides from my presentation at the conference are available here.