Category: Other

Rollerball

Grade level: 1-6
Equipment: 1 or 2 playground balls
Game Description: Rollerball is best played on a basketball court. Divide students into two teams (perhaps use a basketball court for this game). Each team spreads out on their half the basketball court. Players from opposing teams cannot cross the center line. The object of the game is to roll the ball across the opposite end line. If the ball crosses the opposite end line a point is awarded to the team who rolled the ball.
If the ball goes out of bounds, the closest player from the team whose side is closest to the ball will raise their hand before chasing the ball. Once retrieved, that player rolls it in to a teammate so the game can continue. Whenever a player has the ball, they have 10 seconds to do something with it (either roll it or pass it to a teammate). They are allowed to move around with the ball and get close to the half court line before rolling the ball. Emphasize that they can’t cross the half court line when they roll the ball. If they step across the half court line when the roll it, no point is awarded.
– Encourage lots of passing to other teammates.
– Emphasize to the students that the ball must be rolled and not thrown.
– Start off with one ball in the game and after about 15 minutes of play, add the second ball.
– You can also set up cones outside the end lines. If a cone is hit by a ball, an extra point is awarded.
(Thanks to Doug Gorham for this game idea!)

Using Keynote To Create Videos With Animations (PhysedGames Tutorial)


** Many have asked what program is used to create the game videos, as well as numerous requests for a tutorial, so here it finally is (sorry it’s a bit longer than I’d hoped for)! The program is called “Keynote” for Apple/Mac devices; basically their version of Powerpoint…

…the idea is that perhaps PE teachers can use this program – or others similar to it – with their own students in a “create-your-own-game” type lesson. Incorporate some technology with creative thinking, and have students present their game in a PhysedGames-style video. Thanks, good-luck, and hope you enjoy. Any questions, just put in the comments, send an email, or message! **