game assists with hand-eye coordination and communication.
Race is played with 3-6 participants (depending on throwing ability)
that are in a line. There should be at minimum of 2 lines but can be
as many as space allows.
The lines should
be spaced far
enough apart to reduce the chance of participants colliding if they
need to chase errant throws. The participants in each line should be
spread far enough from each other to allow for strong passes from
participant to participant. Play starts with a ball lying on the
ground slightly away from the furthest participant. That participant
runs to collect the ball and then passes it to their partner who then
passes it along in their designated line.
The teacher/coach may
determine how many times the ball goes back and forth from the
starting position to the final spot, but the ball should travel from
participant 4 (Figure below
shows the start as participant 4) to
participant 3 to participant 2 to participant1. If two loops are to
be completed, participant 1 would then throw back to participant 2,
The optimal way to complete the game is to make accurate
passes to the dominant side of the participant you are passing to and
to keep the lines as straight as possible. The winning line is the
team that secures the ball on the designated spot without skipping a
Increase difficulty: The game may
also be started with a moving ball to create a more game-like scenario.
Increase difficulty: Participants
move to designated positions on the field when catching the ball.