Yes, it is called “Tubes.”
Materials: Each student needs a tube about a foot tall. (At our school, we use PVC pipe about 4″ in diameter) Soft balls, about one to every 4 students is a good ratio.
- Divide the playing area in half with a clearly marked centre line. (each team gets half the space)
- The back few feet should be marked off with a line as well. This serves as the team’s caught space.
- Each team sets up their tubes in their half.
Aim: Using the balls, knock down all the opposing team’s tubes.
- Your tube must be at least a tube length from any wall, boundary line or team mate’s tube.
- After your tube is set up, you may not touch it until it gets knocked down or the game is over.
- Your feet should never cross into the opposing team’s space to get a ball, but you may reach over to get it.
- When your tube gets knocked down, retrieve it and cross through the opposing team to their caught base, leaving your balls behind you.
- After a team has someone on their caught base, all balls in that space belong to the caught person, unless they can reach in with their hands only and get it before the caught person does.
- If you are in the other team’s caught base and you knock down one of their tubes, you may go back on to your own side with your tube.
- Game is over when there are no tubes left standing for one team, regardless of someone who may be coming back on.
Countryside people, please let me know if I am missing something. 🙂