Team Building Activity: Moon Ball

Since ancient times Volleyball has been a popular sport among commoners and royalties alike. The game is designed to promote planning and focus. As a team sport, the competitive atmosphere of the game fosters teamwork and harmony. All these factors give perfect sense to creative use volleyball as a team building activity.

A team building activity modeled after volleyball is the Moon Ball. Some facilitators refer to it as Armageddon when it is done with a metaphor.

Moon ball team building activity
Moon ball, Site Concepts International, June 2017

Materials needed:

Beach Ball

Number of Participants:

12 – 18 for maximum efficiency

Moon ball team building activity
Moon ball, Asia Inspection Team Building Workshop 2017


Keep the ball in the air for as long as you can.

Moon ball team building activity
Moon ball, Sunpride Foods team building outing 2016


  1. The group will decide whether they will use their left or right hand for the activity.
  2. They can only tap the ball; the ball can only stay on their hand for 1 second or less.
  3. Everyone must have a chance to tap the ball.
  4. No one can tap twice in a row.
  5. The ball must not touch the ground
  6. The timer/clock will reset upon failure to follow the said rules.
Moon ball team building activity
Moon ball, Ottobock team building event 2017

The activity is designed to be a time-challenge activity, the facilitator can either let the participants challenge their own time or time set by the facilitator. To allow a thorough processing from the experience of the activity the following questions can be asked:
  1. How does tactical planning contribute to your team’s performance?
  2. What did your team do to stabilize the situation?
  3. What contributed to your team’s success and mistakes as you went through the activity?

"You can learn more about your team from an hour of play than days’ worth of talking." Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators’ Network provides an environment wherein you can be both an observer and participant. This is just one of the many activities we can utilize to facilitate optimum performance of your team. Grow with us here at Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network!

  • The instructions for this activity was recreated by the Learning and Development Division of the Cebu Teambuilding Facilitators Network . Led by Philipp Chen Tan, other members of the division are Kevin Johnrey Sosas, Paulo Frangelyco Magallon, and Marc Julius Rizada.
  • CTFN does not claim ownership of this activity. For a list of references used to recreate activity instructions, please visit our Directory of Activities page.

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