The aim is for children to learn how to bowl the ball with a straight arm
- Set up with a hoop for each team and a ball in the hoop
- The hoops can be placed in the corners of the room - You want to have no more than 5 per team, less is better.
- Each team should also have a bib to use as a relay baton - it helps you and them determine who's turn it is.
- When the game starts - by coaches whistle - the first player in each team - holding the bib - can run and retrieve a ball from any of the other teams. The method of how they bring the ball back and the type of ball you use will be determined by the sport you are warming up for - Football: use footballs and dribble back with feet, Basketball: bounce a basketball back, Tennis: you could use a racket to balance a tennis ball back etc
- When the player gets back to their teams hoop, place the ball in and then hand the bib to the next player who does the same.
- If the game is going on for a long time, you can add in extra balls to try and speed the game up, just pop them down in the middle of the area when you like
- When a team has 3 balls in their hoop, they should all shout 'FULL HOUSE'.
- Awareness: look for which teams have 2 balls in their hoops and steal from them!
- Use the relevant skill from the sport you are working on to get the ball from A to B under control!
Catch the Fish
- Mark out an area, which will be the lake/ocean
- On the outside of the area, you need a hoop or a spot for each player or team
- Inside the area, you need to spread out lots of cones - these are the 'fish'
- Each group will then need a ball
- Players take it in turns to roll or pass the ball (if you're doing football, they use their foot to kick the ball) in to the middle of the area trying to get the ball to hit a cone
- If the ball hits a cone 'fish', they get to pick up the cone as they collect their ball and bring it back to their spot 'fishing net'
- Play until all the fish have been caught
- Team with the most fish wins the game
- Depends on the type of game you are doing
- (FOOTBALL) - Use the inside of your foot to strike the ball
- Look at the ttarget you are trying to hit before you kick the ball
- (ROLLING) - Bring your arm back straight and then follow through straight as you release the ball
This is a well known, simple yet fun version of Cricket.
Use a Dodgeball to aid the batters and fielders being able to hit and catch the ball. It means you can also use the ball to strike the batter in order to run them out which is lots of fun.
The batter bats in a small square at one end. They must hit the ball otherwise they have to go to the jail box!
When they've hit it, they're trying to run to the small box at the other end of the hall to make one point.
If they get to that box, they can choose to gamble that point and try for three points by running back to the starting square. If they get run out on the way back, they score zero.
Fielders can catch batters out and they can run batters out by throwing the ball at the batter when they are between squares.
When a batter is out they go to jail.
Offer batters a chance to get out of jail if one of their batters hit the ball into a particular target such as the back wall or a goal.
Innings ends when everyone is in jail and there is nobody left to bat