How To Play Cone Ball
For the last 2 years I have been employed at the YMCA as an after school leader. Being an after school leader requires to assist students with homework but, to also get them involved in P.E.P (Physical Exercise Program) time. PEP time for the most part is the students’ favorite part of the day were they are allowed to run around and get physically active. We also get the opportunity to play activities/games, there is a particular game that all the students love to play it’s called Cone Ball. Cone Ball is a similar to the game of Dodge Ball except the rules our modified into our own settings. First you should know how to give the instructions to the students, secondly you should do a walk through of the game, and thirdly let the game begin.
First, the after school leader should make sure he has all the kids full attention and they are all seated. Balls and cones shouldn’t be passed out in order for students not to get distracted, if students are being distracted by a friend sitting next to them make sure they are moved away from each other. It is important for students not to get distracted but fully engaged in the instruction so, there won’t miscommunication or errors during the game ask students questions throughout instructions to make sure they’re all engaged. To get student’s attention use attention grabbers “one, two, three eyes on me!” In respond student should say, “one, two, eyes on you!” at this points all students eyes should be focused on the after school leader and instructions may begin. Introduce Cone Ball, Cone ball is a similar game to Dodge Ball it can be played in any open space (grass field, parking lot, gymnasium, etc) put down boundary cones forming a large rectangle of about 75x45 yards. Size of open space can be adjusted for age and ability of participants. Split the players fairly into two even teams, using 1s and 2s or a similar grouping technique. These teams are divided by cones that are centered in the middle...
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