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Quick Coach: Stone the crows
- High ball catching
- Jumping to catch
“The thrower aims to put the catcher under pressure by throwing a ball so it arrives at the same time as their chaser. Score points for successful catches or winning the ball chase.”
Cones, a ball.
HOW TO PLAY
- Put a pair of players in each box.
- One player in the pair is the catcher. The other pair has one player throw the ball. The other player leaves the box at the same time as the throw.
- The catcher must make a clean catch to score a point.
- If the chaser catches the ball inside the box, then that team score two points. Otherwise, they try to disrupt the catch.
- The chaser returns to the box, and the other pair then play.
- Rotate roles all the time.
- If the ball is thrown so it would be caught outside the box, the catcher can still score a point for a clean catch, but can’t be challenged.
- Allow kicks.
- Change the distances apart.
With three players, just keep rotating the catcher, chaser and thrower. The thrower gets the same points as the chaser.