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.


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.

1. Luke Johnson, "Taking the doldrums out of wrestling practice...Soviet style." Scholastic Coach.
2. Doug Tate, Wrestling Resources- Retrieve, February 25, 2003.

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