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Watermelon Toss

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-Objective:

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To get the stability ball around the circle as many times as possible in one minute without the ball landing on the ground

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Manipulative Send

    • Throw

  • Manipulative Receive​

    • Catch​

-Equipment List:

  • One stability ball for groups of 4-5 players

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Players stand in a circle, facing the middle, at least one pace apart. The farther apart players stand from each other, the more difficult the game is.

  • Give one player a stability ball.

-Instructions:

  • On your signal to begin, the first player tosses the ball to the player next to her.

  • Have the groups count each time they are successful at moving the ball around the circle.

  • If the ball falls on the ground, one of the players retrieves the ball, and the group begins counting successive circles again from zero.

  • At the end of the time limit (one or two minutes), have the groups announce the highest number of successive circles they made

Queestions

-Questions & Notes:

  • Tips and Variations

    • Double Watermelon Toss:

      • Played the same as Watermelon Toss except that groups use two stability balls.

    • Increase the distance players stand apart (possibly add one bounce to each pass).

    • Use a BallastTM Ball which makes catching more challenging.