Object: to get as many runs around the tramp as possible.
Materials: bat, ball, gloves
This game works like real baseball with teams batting, or outfield. The only person on the tramp is the batter. The pitcher will throw to the batter and the batter will hit the ball. Then the batter should drop the bat off the side of the tramp, and then make as many runs around the edge of the tramp (still on the tramp) as he/she can, until the outfielders touch the ball to the tramp. (No throwing at the tramp) Go until all of the batters hit. Then switch teams.
Players: 1-6 or more
Object: show off your skills
Materials: small basketball, soccer ball, or other ball which can be held in one hand
This is not really a competitive game. Simply lower your basketball net to a comfortable setting, and take turns showing off and sharing different slam dunks.
Object: to get the most points.
Materials: a basketball, or other ball.
This game has a shooter, and a slammer. Shooter, stands at the edge of the trampoline in front of the net. The slammer stands between the net and the shooter. The net should be at a level just within reach of the slammers outstretched fingers. The shooter gains 2 points if the ball makes it past the slammer and through the hoop. The slammer gains 2 points if he intercepts the ball and scores a basket. A shot that does not go in results in a loss of a point for whoever touched the ball last. Once there have been 3 misses the shooter and slammer trade places.
Object: pass the time while laying on your back on a warm tramp on a warm day.
Material: basketball or other lighter ball.
Lie on your back and take turns throwing the basketball in the net, keep score if you want to. Have a supply of balls so if the ball falls off you don't need to get it.
Object: Stop the other players from scoring a basket.
Material: Soccer, or Basketball. Basketball net.
This game gets its name because that's what's fun to yell after you slam a ball out of the air and into some ones face. To start the game, put the trampoline right beside the basketball net and lower the net to one of its lowest settings. Select one person to go onto the trampoline. That's the goaltender. Their job is to stop the ball from entering the basket, by swatting it away. The rest of the people stand around the outside of the tramp. They work as a team to get the ball into the net by quick passing, fakes, high shots, and whatever it takes besides throwing the ball AT the goaltender. If the goaltender is doing too well, introduce another ball, or introduce rules such as the goaltender is not allowed to touch the ball after it has hit the rim or backboard. IMPORTANT: The goal tender should be careful to know where the rim is at all times or he is quite likely to hurt himself on it in some way.
Players: 2 or 4
Object: Be the highest scoring team at the end of a timed game, or be first to a set amount of points.
Material: flagging ribbon, volleyball
Place your trampoline between two vertical poles, as in illustration, and string up the ribbon, directly above the center of the tramp. The teams stand on opposite sides of the "net". In order to start the game, one of the people must serve, by setting the ball over the net. No one may jump on the opening serve. After the serve the game continues by teams hitting the ball back and forth over the net. A point is scored by the ball landing on the tramp, on your opponents' side, or your opponent knocking the ball off of the trampoline. YOU MAY NOT: Hold the ball in your hands for more than 1 second. Hit the ball 2 or more times with 1 person, before the ball passes from your side of the net (double hitting) Reach your hand onto the opponents' side of the net.
Object: Be the highest scoring team at the end of a timed game, or be first to a set amount of points
Materials: rope and blanket
Play like Tramp Volleyball but string a large blanket across the rope, so that you can't see your opponent.
Object: to be the highest scorer at the end of a set time, or be first to a set amount of points
Materials: chalk, racquets, small ball. Large wall.
Move the trampoline beside the wall of a building and draw a chalk line down the middle of the tramp. Hit the ball against the wall and on to your opponents' side. He/she must hit it back without it hitting the tramp. So on and so forth.
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Object: To be the first to 10 points
Material: Chalk, Large ball
This is a volleyball type game. Use the chalk to draw dividing lines on the trampoline. Divide trampoline into the same number of squares as there are players. Someone starts the game off by throwing the ball to another player. Then players hit the ball back and forth- it doesn't matter if it's in order. THE BALL MUST always arc. After leaving your hand, the ball must travel upwards before traveling down. It may not go straight down. (No spiking). YOU MAY NOT Spike the ball. Double hit Reac.h your hand into an opponent square. o Hold the ball (keep it in your hand for more than a second You can also play this with teams, 2 players on each side. Follow all the same rules. Only 1 hit per side.�
Object: Be the first to a set number of points
Material: one ball
Move your tramp to beside a sloped roof. The first player starts by throwing the ball on the roof, then the ball will roll back down to the tramp. The second player has to jump, grab the ball while it is in the air, and throw it back on the roof before his feet hit the ground again. If he messes up his opponent gets the point and the serve. Don't jump at balls that will make you jump on the ground. If you see that the ball is falling off the roof, and won't hit the tramp but will fall to the ground don't get it. If the ball hits the ground, it is a point and a serve for you.
Object: Be the first to a set number of points.
Materials: Some kind of ball, like a v-ball. Chalk
Draw a line down the middle of the tramp. One player or team goes on one side, the other player or team goes on the other. You must hit the ball back and forth. The ball may only touch your side of the tramp once before it crosses the line again. If the ball hits twice on your side, your opponent gets a point. You may not hit the ball with both hands at once, or hit the ball twice on your side (double hitting). You must stay on your knees, bum, or back at all times. You may not stand up.
Players: 2+big persons 2+ smaller people
1 of the smaller person sits on the big persons back. The big person is on his hands and knees. The other small person runs around on the tramp on his/her hands and knees. When the small person on the tramp says go. The big person must try to get near to the steer. When they're close enough the cowboy jumps off onto the steer and wrestles it to the ground. Time if you want to.
1 small person, the cowboy, sits on the big persons back, who is the bull. The other person times how long the cowboy can stay on the bull.
Players: 1 rider, 2+ bouncers
Object: Stay on the "bull" for 8 seconds
Materials: Thick foamy bed mattress. Large belt, or rope. Watch.
Roll up the foamy, so it's in a round, fairly large cylinder shape, if your foam mattress isn't thick enough, try stuffing it with pillows. Wrap the belt around the foam, off-center, and closer to the front. This is now your "bull". Have one person, sit on the bull, holding onto the belt with one hand. The other hand may not touch anything. Have the other people double bounce the bull and rider. Have one of the bouncers time how long the bull rider stays on.
Position your tramp between to upright things such as a b-ball net post, and your house or between 2 trees. String up some ribbon between the 2 poles, and jump over the ribbon without touching, it. Position the ribbon, higher, and higher. You can make it a competition if you want.
Wrap a piece of wide wood without edges in something soft like a blanket, so it won't damage the tramp. Put snowboard bindings on it and bust out.
Jump on the tramp with your skateboard deck. (remove the trucks and wheels)
Make a rope like the kind you use to hold onto, when water skiing. Tie it to a pole or something of the tramp, so that where you hold the rope lies about halfway across the tramp. Then Use the tramp board and holding onto the rope pull wake board tricks, like backside rolls, and 360 mutes.
Get a couple of friends, and Try new tricks, and learn new ones from your friends. e.g. backflip_180, knee front flip. Back flip 540 to front flip
Object: pull moto-x type tricks, while trying to stay on a bouncing inner tube.
Material: Inner tube
Find an inner tube, which you can sit in w/out your bum touching the ground, and that you can, hold onto while your sitting, easily, and comfortably/. One person sits in the tube while the others double bounce the tube, very high. The person in the tube tries to do no-handers, or Indian airs ETC. If they fall out it's the next persons turn. If a person gets off to a bad start and starts bouncing unevenly, give them a restart. ENJOY!