Theories and Principles of Recreation
March 3, 2002
Objective: To have your team stay alive the longer in the middle than the other team.
Area Needed: A basketball court is ideal for this game.
Equipment: Two or more dodge ball suitable balls.
Ages: Five and up.
Rules: The participants are divided up into two teams. One team is placed on the basketball court and is instructed to stay within the boundaries of that basketball court. The other team is instructed to stand outside of the boundaries of the basketball court and are not allowed to go inside of the basketball court, but may go anywhere outside of the court. The team on the outside is to throw the balls at the team on the inside to try to get them out. If the team on the inside catches a ball thrown then they are not out, but have to roll the ball to the outside of the basketball court. If within ten minutes or earlier if the instructor sees that no one is getting out, the boundaries decreased for the people in the middle. The side boundaries are now the free-throw line. This activity is timed and the team with the longest time in the middle is the winners.