Pairs Sturtee Knock Off

  • One Sturtee tee and ball

  • One coloured foam balls

-Equipment Link:

Pairs Sturtee Knock Off

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-Fundamental Movement Skills:

-Equipment List:

  • For two players to attempt to knock the sturtee ball off the tee.

  • Locomotor

    • Dodge

    • Run 

  • Manipulative Send​

    • Throw​

  • Manipulative Receive​

    • Block 

    • Catch​

-Setting Up:

  • Place a Sturtee tee, with a ball balanced atop.

  • A team of two players surround the ball to protect it from getting knocked off.

  • Two other players get a ball,


  • Two other players get a ball and attempt to throw the ball at the sturtee ball and knock it off.

  • When successful, switch roles. Play again.​


-Questions & Notes:

  • Questions for Understanding:

    • How can offensive teams most efficiently knock the ball off?

    • How can defensive teams most effectively prevent the other team from knocking the ball off?

  • Variation: Use a cone with a ball balanced atop it. 

  • Thanks to Gopher's Jordan Stolp for demonstrating this game at New York Shape 2019.

Questions or comments? 

Please contact Dr. John Byl at:

     (905) 923-0938

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