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Field dodge ball
1 ball, one cone or marker
Throwing at a moving target, decision-making, cooperation, and
Players will be separated into two teams.
One team will be in the field (throwing), one team will be
runners will be in divided into two single file lines behind an end
boundary. On the given
signal the first two players from each line will attempt to run around a
marker at the opposite end of the field and return to tag the next
player in line. Once tagged, the next player in line will immediately do the
same. One run will be
awarded each time a runner makes it around the cone and back, safely.
are allowed anywhere inside the boundaries of the field. They may stop, start, dodge, and hide behind opposing players
(without touching them to avoid being tagged out
The fielders are given a football; in order to get a runner out
they must hit the runner with the ball (below the shoulders) before he
reaches the safety area.
are not allowed to run with the ball.
They may take one step, at which point they must throw the ball
to another player, or throw the ball at a runner.
may have the ball for a maximum of three seconds.
If they hold the ball longer than three seconds an extra run may
be credited to the opposing team.
the fielders get three runners out they will switch positions. (Fielders
are now runners and runners are now fielders.
HINTS: Runners that run out of the boundaries are automatically out.
teamwork, students will soon learn that they must pass the ball in order
to get outs.
a ball is thrown out of bounds, the students must retrieve it following
the rules of the game.
that players that do not have the ball should try to position themselves
to throw at a runner, or to catch a ball that may miss a runner.