Block Ball in the Middle (Goalie in the Middle)

Game Description: 
A fun twist on 'monkey in the middle'. The object of this game is to STAY in the middle. All that is needed is a block, a hoop, and a dodgeball.
GOALIE: To make as many saves by protecting your block, get 10 consecutive saves and you earn a shutout! THROWERS: To throw the dodge ball and knock over the goalies block.
Game Rules: 
A hoop is placed in the middle of a large circle, inside this hoop is a block standing up. The goalie will attempt to protect the block, but may not enter the hoop. The throwers can pas the ball to each other and throw the ball at the block, trying to knock it down. If a thrower successfully knocks down the block, he or she then become the goalie. If the goalie makes ten consecutive saves, then her or she earns a shutout and switches places with a thrower. The throwers must stay on the outside of the large circle and cannot move closer to the goalie.
Progression (optional): 
Add another dodge ball to increase the difficulty for the goalie. Add more blocks to increase the difficulty for the throwers!
Average: 3.7 (3 votes)
7 to 9 years
10 to 12 years
13 to 15 years
16 to 17 years
Type of Activity: 
Multi-skill game
Warm up/Cool down
Space Needed: 
Large Space (Gym, Multipurpose Room, Playroom)
Medium Space (Classroom, Empty Room)
Small Space (Hall, Furnished Room)
Field / Park
Equipment Needed: 
Low Key (Balls, Balloons, Skipping ropes, Hoops)
How Many Leaders are Needed: 
Only 1
2 Leaders
3 - 4 Leaders
Event staff
How Big of a Group is Needed: 
Small group (3-5 kids)
Medium group (6 - 15 kids)
Types of Skills Practiced: