|State Standard: 1, 2, 3, 5|
|Equipment: 4 Folding Mats, Several gator balls, & jersey’s||Grade: 3-6|
|Purpose: Cardiovascular Fitness, Throwing Skills, Movement in General Space, Muscular Strength, & Teamwork.|
|Time: 15-25 Minutes|
Game Description: Container Ball incorporates many skills – running, fleeing, dodging, throwing, catching, teamwork strategies, and shooting – all in one fun massive 2-team game! The object is to get more balls into your container than the opposing team, and to empty the opposing teams’ container. The gym is divided by the center line (also needed are the end basketball hoop on each side). “Containers” for the opposite teams are built on each side using tumbling mats placed on their ends to form a rectangle (can use some sort of clamp to hold together if needed). ‘Jails’ are placed down on each side as well by laying a mat flat down on the floor.
Game play description:
|Concerns: Be Careful when throwing a ball! Students are not allowed to throw a ball at another student!!|
|This idea is from: Russ Alvarez & Bruce Bowman.|