1. Ball Games
  2. Recess Games
  3. Rotational Games
  • Large Group (10 and up)

  • Grades 3-5

  • Basketballs

  • 10 minutes or more

Development Goal

To develop communication, teamwork, eye-hand and eye-foot coordination.

Before You Start

  • Offensive team lines up behind the basket, second player in line is the thrower holding the second ball
  • The fielding team spreads out on the field as in baseball, one player being the pitcher, and one being the shooter
  • Demonstrate when and where to make a basket for both teams

Set Up

Lay out the playing field as in the diagram.

How to Play

  • At the start of each player’s turn, the pitcher gets one ball and the offensive team’s thrower gets the other
  • Play begins with the pitcher rolling the ball to the kicker
  • The kicker kicks the ball and has to run all four bases
  • Before running home the runner must make a basket, taking as many shots as needed to make one
  • The thrower for the offensive team can throw the ball to the base runner (the kicker) after he or she has rounded third base
  • After the base runner (the kicker) makes a basket, s/he runs home
  • The thrower then becomes the next kicker, and the next person becomes the thrower
  • Meanwhile, players on the fielding team must retrieve the kicked ball and throw it to first base, second base and third base
  • Third baseman throws the ball to the designated team shooter, who shoots a basket, taking as many shots as needed to make one
  • If the kicking team scores a basket first, the team gets a point. If the fielding team makes a basket first, it is an out against the kicking team
  • Once both teams are shooting, everyone is counting down 10 seconds at which the turn is over.


Rather than having outs, first team to make a basket gets a point.