Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Human Fooseball

So we all love fooseball... so why not human fooseball?!?! I figure I'd do my review since I know alot of you are in YM/YW... We had a GREAT combined activity tonite... (No we weren't in charge but I'm telling you anyway!) They mapped out the basketball court to be a big fooseball table... there was a net on each end... then split in two teams... (they marked the line with different colored duct tape). They had each teams line facing towards their goal... and bought soft soccer-size balls made out of soft bands so there was lots of air and they could bend esaily... NOT DODGE BALLS... (the kids will kick it hard N you don't want to have a bunch of bloody noses! I've seen other people set it up with big poles everyone holds onto... but if you want to save money and don't have a ton of PVC pipe laying around... our ward just hooked elbows... which ended up being really fun since they could move easier and slide from left to right... We used 3 balls so there was activity everywhere... they had the YM leaders as refs with whistles and would give out penalties if people moved too far off the line or used their hands...
Anyhew at first I was worried the kids might get bored of it and it wouldn't take up the whole time... but they LOVED it... everyone had a great time... even the leaders ;) Every 15 minutes or so we would change up the lines... move the people on defense to the middle or whatnot so everyone did different areas... I think it helped keep it interesting...
Anyhew... It would be pretty easy to set up... just find some nets and get some cheap balls (no pun intended;) You could prolly find em at Big Lots or whatnot.
Just thought I'd throw it out there if you haven't done it or ever need a joint activity!

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