Wrestling: Ball Escape Game for Physical Education Class

Wrestling: Ball Escape Game for Physical Education Class

Dick Moss, Editor, Physical Education Update.com

Ball Escape is a wrestling game that develops students' quickness and body positioning abilities. It's a fun way to end a wrestling practice or physical education class.

Setup

Ball Escape Game
Ball Escape Game
Divide your students into two teams, position them around a wrestling mat and give each player on both teams a number. Place a basketball, volleyball, medicine ball or playground ball in the middle of the mat.

How to Play
Shout out a number, and those two wrestlers must crawl to the center of the mat, retrieve the ball and attempt to crawl with it across the out-of-bounds line. If they touch the ball on the ground across the line, they get a point.

If they don't get to the ball first, they must prevent their ball-holding opponent from getting to the out-of-bounds line.

If neither wrestler is successful after a minute, call it a draw and go on to the next number. After every number has been called, the team with the most points wins the game.


References:
1. Luke Johnson, "Taking the doldrums out of wrestling practice...Soviet style." Scholastic Coach.
2. Doug Tate, Wrestling Resources- Retrieve, February 25, 2003.
http://www.educ.uvic.ca/Faculty/thopper/wrestling/wrestlingresources.htm


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