A game that teaches children quick transfers, and to always be ready!
Children forming circle: Dispose of ball as quickly as possible. Taggers: Tag player holding ball.
Have all but 2 children form a circle. One of the children forming the circle has the ball. The ball is thrown around or across the circle. The 2 children outside the circle try to tag one of the children while they have the ball. When the outside child is successful they change places.
Remind children to always be anticipating a throw.
If the ball is dropped, the child who dropped it becomes a tagger and the tagger who has been out the longest takes their place in the circle.
Different ball manipulation (two hands, one hand, non-dominant hand, bounce pass).