NDES introduces a new sport to 5th – 8th grade students that avoids intense competition and utilizes every team member’s strengths and abilities without any aggressiveness or violence.
The non-competitive, fast paced game Tchoukball, pronounced “chookball”, is a relatively new game invented in the 1960’s by a Swiss Biologist Dr. Hermann Brandt. Tchoukball is played with two rebound nets at both ends of the court. There are nine players for one team. Unlike most games, in Tchoukball you can score at both ends of the court. Each player must seek to anticipate the actions and reaction of his opponents, as well as regulating his own movements. Thinking becomes more complex and the educational potential of the game is increased.
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