Backyard Game
Shazam Ball

Description

A fast paced group game combining dodge ball and capture the flag.

Materials

A group of kids the more the better
1 ball (playground/soccer) per player
1 bandana/cone per team

Rules

The ref watches to see if anyone is doing something inappropriate or bad sportsmanship, you are out for the next game. Ref settles aruguments.

1

Teams start in a field with each team on a corner of an imaginary triangle. The corners are the team's territory.

2

Players try to get the another team's bandana and bring it back to their own territory without getting hit by a ball from that team. Players can't be hit in the stomach, chest, face, head or neck.

3

If they are hit below the waist by a ball thrown in the air, they are out and sit in the team's imaginary jail. You cannot get out by a ball that has bounced or a ball you accidentally run into. It must be a thrown ball from someone in that territory.

4

You can only throw at players who enter your territory. Players must keep track of their own ball. Players can block a thrown ball using their own ball. But once you leave your territory, you cannot throw your ball, you can only use it to block throws.

5

Once a team loses its bandana, that team is out. Play until only one team is left.