Football and volleyball Thailand beach sports for corporate events. Our fun half and full day sports events can be played on almost any beach in Thailand. Another perfect activity for developing teamwork in your organisation. If your group has a passion for football or volleyball then our corporate beach sports could be for you! For more teamwork focused events we would highly recommend our raft-building and cardboard boat building.
This is the perfect event to enhance tactics and techniques that make up a successful team. Throughout these beach sport activities, all participants are required to pull together and support each other – to become winning teams! Your group will be divided into approx 11 players per team excluding substitutes. This Thailand team building event is not just focused on the players! The rest of your group not wishing to play can still participate by becoming: linesmen, referees, managers, photographers, football presenters, coaches and the odd hooligan or two! After all, this is a fun team building event for everyone! Why not add some of our sports day activities for your Thailand beach sports event!
Football – Thailand Beach Sports
Why not choose your favourite team to create a World Cup, European Cup, FIFA Club World Cup, or Asian Cup match! How about recreating a Manchester United versus Liverpool match wearing the famous colours! Red cards will be handed out!
Volleyball Thailand Beach Sports, History and Rules
Volleyball was invented by William G. Morgan in 1895. He simply combined parts of basketball, baseball, tennis and handball, to create a game to be played indoors by people who wanted less physical contact.
Here are some volleyball rules
- The ball must clear the net on each serve
- The object of the game is to send the ball over the net. The opposing team has to return the ball and prevent it from hitting the ground in their court.
- The game is played to 21 points unless another number has been agreed upon.
- The winning team is the one that wins the best two out of three games
- Each team is given three hits in an attempt to return the ball.
Football and Volleyball Highlights
Once your group has decided on your type of match and team we will supply the team colours and kits – take home as souvenirs after! The matches can be filmed and the highlights shown on the big screen during dinner! A cup/trophy will also be presented to the winning team.
A Few more Ultimate Thailand Beach Sports
Ultimate beach sports are the same sports played in the field, but now played on the sand with the same level of fitness requirements. Players still need to demonstrate strength and stamina to play such games although it could be a little harder as they are sinking into the sand.
Ultimate Beach Rugby: With all the running and tackling you need to be fit for this intensive game. This can be played with as many participants as you want or, just the traditional 2 on 2.
Ultimate Frisbee: Unlike rugby, this is a non-contact sport. Points are scored by passing the disc to your teammates in the opposite zone. You cannot run with the frisbee and points are scored when catching the frisbee/disc in the end zone.
Beach Ball Team Building Games
Here are a few warm-up beach ball activities before or after your volleyball or football event. Each team starts with a beach ball placed between their knees. They then race to the finish line and back without dropping the ball. The first team to finish the relay wins. Write questions on a beach ball and have small teams to stand in a circle. Participants throw the ball to each other and whatever question the index finger lands on is the one they need to answer.
Questions could include; favourite food, where you see yourself in 10 years, secret crushes, favourite apps and more. The questions could even be tailored around your company or services. Continue to toss the beach ball until each person has introduced themselves and answered a few questions.
Basic Beach Sports Equipment
Probably the sport requiring the least equipment would be football. If it’s an informal match the pith markings could easily be made in the sand so all you’d need is a football. The ball would be inflated to a lower pressure of 0.4–0.6 atm, compared to 0.6–1.1 atm in the regular pitch football.
Volleyball nets with telescoping poles are usually the best because it is easy to set up and also more portable. The nets are usually 1 meter wide and 9.5 meters long and constructed of 10 cm (4-inch) square mesh.
Beach Sports and Teamwork
The strength of the entire team lies in the hands of each member. At the same time, the ultimate strength of individual members is the team itself – Phil Jackson, Chicago Bulls. Teamwork is heavily dependent on trust. Without trust, you have a group of bodies all playing as one and a team without teamwork could never be successful.
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”
Health and Safety on the Beach
Be smart and protect your skin from the sun. Rub on SPF 30+ broad-spectrum sunscreen, at least 30 minutes before sun exposure, and don’t forget to reapply every few hours. Although you may be participating in some fun beach sports try to slip on a little extra sun-protective clothing.
Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from ultraviolet (UV) light. The UV light can have harmful effects on the eyelid, cornea, lens and retina.
Stay hydrated. When the temperatures rise, and you’re playing sports, getting enough to drink is crucial. Keeping your body hydrated helps the heart pump blood through the blood vessels to the muscles more easily. It also helps the muscles work efficiently.
Waiting until you’re thirsty isn’t the best indicator that you need water. “If you get thirsty, you’re already dehydrated,” – John Batson, M.D
If you are looking for a Team Building Volleyball / Football event, why not contact us today for a quotation. We are able to deliver team building events from as little as 6 pax to large groups.
Quotations are inclusive of:
Prize for the winning team member, budget for any required challenge purchases, consultants, MC, professional photographer.