Backwards Partner Bowling

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Two players try to move as far apart as possible by successfully rolling a ball between their partner's legs.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Manipulative Send

  • Throw

-Equipment List:

  • One ball

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Two players line up back-to-back about four paces away.

  • One player is holding a ball.


  • When the players are ready they both bend forward and the player with the ball attempts to roll between her legs and her partner's legs.

  • If succesful then both players take a step forward (away from each other)--and go again with new partner attempting.

  • If unsuccessful then both players take a step backward (towards each other)--and go again with new partner attemping.

  • Continue for a pre-set time to determine how far apart players can get to.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Variation:

  • Play this on a slight hill.

  • Questions for understanding:

  • How can players increase the accuracy of their rolls?

  • How can one deal with frustrations of not being accurate?

Questions or comments? 

Please contact Dr. John Byl at:

 (905) 923-0938

212 Stonehenge Drive, Unit 50

Ancaster, Ontario

L9K 1N4


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