To develop strategic thinking and teamwork skills.
Before You Start
Skills Practiced: Throwing, catching and spatial awareness.
Equipment Needed: Four to ten cones (half cones won’t work) and a variety of dodgeballs (about three to five).
- Split players into even teams; make sure each team knows which is their side
Review boundary lines and remind them that there is no crossing of the center line.
Create a large rectangular playing space with a center line using a painted line, chalk or half cones. About five feet behind two opposite outside boundary lines, place a row of cones evenly spaced apart.
How to Play
- The object of the game is to knock down all the opponents’ cones before they do the same to your cones.
- Players may not cross the center line while throwing or to retrieve a ball.
- Each team is allowed to have one person in front of each cone to protects it. They must, however, stay five feet away from the cone.
- If someone accidently knocks over their own cone, it remains down.
- Once all cones are knocked down on one side, the game is over.
Alternate Names: Cone Dodgeball
- Vary the game by changing the number of cones and dodgeballs.
- If there are too many players for a small playing area or just to change the style of play, try adding traditional dodgeball rules.