Get the students into 1-3 lines, depending on the size of the group. Explain the three main positions of the game: defender, receiver, and quarterback, as well as the rotation of the positions. In each line, the first person goes down the field to start as the defender. The second person takes a step to the right to start as the receiver. The third person has the ball to start as the quarterback. When the quarterback says ‘hike,’ the receiver runs toward the goal line and the defender moves toward the receiver. The quarterback is trying to throw the ball to the receiver so that s/he can catch it and run to the end zone without being tagged. Several things will end the round of play: If the ball drops, If the defender catches the ball, If the defender tags the receiver, If the receiver scores. Once the round of play is over, the students switch positions. The quarterback becomes the receiver, the receiver goes down the field to become the defender, and the defender gets back in line.


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