## Scramble (using a 4-square)

Setup and Equipment

• No equipment required
• A minimum of 5 people to start a game. If there is more than five people there will need to be a line to enter the game (just like in four square).
• One person stands in the corner of each of the four squares.
• One person stands in the middle of the four square where all of the lines intersect. This person is the caller of the game.

Guidelines:

• The object of the game is to move to another square corner before another player reaches it.
• One person stands in the corner of each of the four squares.
• When everyone is standing in a corner, the caller says, “Ready, Set, Scramble”.
• At this point all of the players, including the caller, quickly move to another corner. There will be one person that doesn’t make it to a corner. That person will become the new caller. If there are more than five players, they will go to the end of the line and wait for their turn.

Variations:

• Running:  Run in place at the start of the game and keep running in place throughout.

• One soft small foam ball  or playground ball for a group of five to eight students.
• The group sets up in a circle with legs wide apart and feet touching.
• The space between each player’s feet is a goal that they defend by using their hands only.
• Bend your knees and get low with the palms of your hands facing the middle of the circle and your fingers pointing down.

The game starts when one player sets the ball in front of them and taps it with their hand in an attempt to get the ball through another player’s legs.

• The ball may only be tapped with their hands. No stopping the ball and rolling it.
• You may not reach over in front of another player’s “goal”.
• If a ball travels outside of the circle, the player that touched it last should retrieve it and start a new game.

Variation One: Use two or even three balls if it is a larger group.

Variation Two (Doggy Style): Turn around so you are facing out. Position your feet, so you have to hit the ball through your legs backwards.

## Hands Down Four Square

Hands Down Four Square

• Fingers always point down. No holding ball during play.
• 4 square serves to 1 square. A good serve is bounced on the blacktop, then hit to the one square. If you win three times in square 4, go to the end on the line.
• All line balls are good, so always play the ball. When a player is out, they must go to the end of the line and players move up to fill vacated square.
• You are out when:
• You hit the ball out of bounds
• The ball hits twice in your square.
• You touch the ball when it’s in the air.
• Who’s out? The “judge” 1st person in line decides disputed calls.

## Keep Away

Setup and Equipment:

•   One soft ball for 6-7 players standing in a four square or circle (10X10)
•   One player is in the middle

Guidelines:

•   Players pass the ball around or through the square – no passing to the person next to you.
•   If a ball is dropped the person that dropped it goes to the middle
•   If a ball is uncatchable, the person that threw it switches places with the person in the center.
•   If the center player steals the ball, they switch places with the player that threw the ball
•   The center player may also get out by tagging the player that is holding the ball