Hall Ball has been one of my favorite Youth Group games to play for the last several years. I had first read about it on the YouthLeaderStash, and hadn’t seen it many other places, so with Chad shutting the site down over there, I wanted to make sure this game would live on.
In this game, you’ll need a long Hallway that can fit you’re entire group in it. Split the group into two teams and have them line up a chair for each person along both sides of the hallway, with the back of the chair flush against the wall, and chairs spaced out so that you can’t touch the hand of the person next to you. With all the chairs in place, now have teams sit staggered, or every other, so the seating would look like this:
1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1
Now, place a buckeet or garbage can at both ends of the hallway, these are the goals. The object of this game is for team one to score a goal on the left, and for team 2 to score a goal on the right. Seats must keep all four feet of the chair on the ground at all times, and butts must stay on the seat at all times. When a team scores, their player who is closest to the goal goes to the opposite end, and everyone on their team moves up to the next seat of their team. This helps everyone get a chance to play the different positions, but it also serves as a great scoreboard. Whichever team gets their whole team back into their starting chairs wins.