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Everything you need to play this game

  • Ball(s)
  • Marks to limit your terrain

A step-by-step guide to play the game


Divide the team into two groups on opposite sides of the court.


Put the ball in the center of the court.


Rush to the balls in the center of the court when the game begins.

  • When you are ready to start the game, blow a whistle or shout “go!” and then allow the players to run towards the balls. Any player may grab a ball, but teams may want to choose their fastest player to rush for the ball if you are only playing with 1 ball.
  • After the first player gets a ball in their hands, they should wait for 5 seconds before throwing it at someone. This is to ensure that the other players have an adequate chance to get to a ball as well.

Try to dodge balls that the other team throws at you. 

  • Move around the court to avoid getting hit. You may move to any part of the court to avoid getting hit as long as you stay inside your side of the court.
  • If you successfully dodge a ball, then you can pick it up and throw it at the other team.
  • If the ball hits you, then you are out and must leave the court.
  • If you catch a ball that someone throws at you, then the person who threw the ball is out. However, you must catch the ball before it hits you.

Throw balls at the other players to get them out. 

  • Once you pick up a ball, you have to throw it within 5 seconds.
  • Avoid crossing the center line in the court as you approach it to throw a ball. You will be out if you cross the line.
  • Never throw the ball at another player’s head or at a player who is on the ground!

Win by tagging out all of the opposing team's players. 

  • The objective of the game is to be the team with players left on the court. Even if you only have one player left on the court and other team has no players left, your team wins the game.
  • If desired, you may switch sides after each game. This is to ensure that no team has an unfair advantage.

Extra game information

  • Make sure not to throw the balls too hard or you may hurt someone!
  • Also, only throw balls below the shoulders of the other players to avoid hitting them in the head. If a ball hits someone in the head, then it does not count.
  • If you wait longer than 5 seconds to throw a ball, then you lose your chance to throw it. Roll the ball gently over to your opponents.


  • Use multiple balls instead of only just one.

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31 October, 2019


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