To try to be the first team to catch a certain number of balls as quickly as possible.
-Fundamental Movement Skills:
One basketball and one tennis ball per pair of players.
Create circles of four to eight players.
One player stands in the middle of a circle of teammates and holds a basketball (or other large ball like a volleyball...) with a tennis ball directly on top.
The other players stand in a circle around this player.
The player with the two balls drops the large ball and then the tennis ball will fly high into the sky.
The other players try to catch the ball.
This is a cooperative game and teams work in groups to count how many times they can catch the ball before other teams do.
-Questions & Notes:
What are keys to dropping the balls to make it easiest for your partner to catch a ball?
What are keys to prepare oneself for catching the ball?