game works to improve hand-eye control
balls (can use a variety of different balls from Nerf balls to
played with 2 or more players. Multiple participants are formed into
a circle and work down to a triangle (3 players) and then to one on
one. The idea is to use your hands to the best of your ability
without catching a ball.
Play starts when
participant tosses a ball (underhand) to another participant. That
participant must transfer the ball to any other participant using
anything on their body to transfer it to another participant, with
the exception of a physical throw. The ball must also be at a
minimum of waist level in height.
Once the ball is transferred,
the participant receiving the ball must not catch it or let it hit
the ground. Typically, that participant may stop the ball’s
with their body and then transfer it onto another participant. They
can use any other appendage/joint to control the ball to include
foot, knee, shoulder, etc.
participant is “out” when they:
Drop the ball while possessing it.
The ball hits their body and falls
to the ground. For example, Participant 1 transfers the ball to
Participant 2, but the ball hits Participant 2 in the leg and falls to
A participant transfers the ball
and the path of the ball is lower than the waist of the participant
receiving the ball.
Once a person is “out”
they continue warm-up activities specific to the activity of the day
i.e. soccer passes, volleyball sets, softball throws, etc.