Coaching Association of Canada

SPUD

Stage of Activity 

All 

Equipment

A Ball

Time

10 - 15 minutes

Number of People

4+ 

How it Works

Everyone is assigned a number. One player starts with the ball in the center of the rest of the players huddled in a group. The person in the centre throws the ball in the air and calls out a number. Everyone starts to run away from the falling ball including the thrower. If your number is called you have to run and catch the ball or run after it if you are unsuccessful in catching it. The person who now has the ball is the one who throws it up in the air and calls out the next number.

Applications

Works on hand-eye coordination, agility, awareness, catching, throwing, speed and decision making.

Modifications

Can be played on a court, field, ice, pool and gym.