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School, Church, and Home Games eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 130 pages of information about School, Church, and Home Games.

A peach basket is placed opposite each team and ten feet beyond the distance line.  The first member of each team is handed a good sized apple.  At the signal to go he runs forward to the distance line, and standing behind the same, endeavors to toss the apple into the basket.  Failing to do this, he may run forward and recover the apple, but must return to the distance line in his endeavor to toss the apple into the basket.  When he has succeeded in tossing the apple into the basket, he picks the apple out of the basket and runs back, handing it to the next member on the team, who does the same as he did.  The race continues until the last member of the team has properly tossed the apple into the basket, recovered it and has run across the base line.

* Stones may be used in place of apples in these races.

Apple Toss

A basket containing four apples is placed on the ground in front of each team.  An empty basket is placed on the distance line opposite each team.  The first player on each team takes a position beside the empty basket on the distance line.  At the signal to go the second player on the team, who stands by the basket containing the apples, picks up the apples, one at a time, and tosses them to the first player who stands on the distance line.  The first player, upon catching the apples, drops them into the empty basket until he has received all four.  He then carries the full basket back and places it on the ground in front of his team, while the player who tossed the apples to him runs forward to the distance line with the empty basket.  The third player on the team then picks up the apples, one at a time, and tosses them to the second player, who is now beside the empty basket on the distance line, while the first player takes his position at the rear of the line.

The race continues in this way until it becomes the turn of the first player to toss the apples forward.  After having tossed the four apples, he picks up his empty basket and runs with it across the distance line, ending the race.

No player can have more than one apple in his hand at a time and the player tossing the apples forward must stand behind the base line and cannot pick up the basket to run forward with it until he has gotten rid of the fourth apple.

Roll Over Relay

At the signal to go, the first player on each team runs towards the distance line.  Somewhere between the base line and the distance line, he must take a forward roll upon the ground.  He then runs across the distance line and back, tagging off the next player, who repeats his performance.

Spin Around Relay

One member of each team takes a position on the distance line, opposite to and facing his team.  At the signal to go the first man on each team runs forward, locks his right arm in the right arm of the man on the distance line and in this position spins twice around, using the man on the distance line as a pivot.  Completing his second spin, he remains on the distance line while the man who was there returns and tags off the next member of his team, who repeats the performance.  The race ends when the last man to spin around the pivot crosses the base line.

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