MVMS French Students Learn Kin-Ball
French students from Marblehead Veterans Middle School learned the ins and outs of the French sport Kin-Ball Monday.
The following information was provided by Kristen Russett:
On Monday, April 30, Marblehed Veterans Middle School French students learned the fast and fun sport of Kin-ball.
French teacher Kristen Russett invited two coaches from Quebec to teach the French students Kin-ball. Marblehead Veterans Middle School students had a great time playing the game in French.
Kin-ball was invented in Quebec in the 1980s, and it is the only sport played with three teams at one time. Using a giant 4-foot diameter ball weighing 2 pounds, this sport stresses cooperation, teamwork, fitness, accessibility and sportsmanship.
The sport is now so popular that it has spread to 10 countries and is played by more than 6 million people. The team serving the ball supports the ball in a unique triangle crouching position with the ball over the head.
The server from the same team calls out an opposing team's color. That designated team must catch the ball before it hits the ground and then serve it back to another team.
Due to these unique rules, everyone participates and everyone must cooperate and communicate with their teammates.
Nous aimons beaucoup le Kin-ball!