A Tugball is a unique ball that has eight ropes attached to a harness which surrounds a ball. This design allows for a whole new way to play traditional games as well as new ones. Many people enjoy playing tug-of-war; a Tugball only extends that enjoyment into new, fun, and physical ways. To see Tugball in action,
I personally love this game. As long as you have the harness, it’s really easy to set up, and people understand the rules well when…Read More
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Three Flies Up
New Tugball Rule
Isotonic and Isometric
K-8 PE Teacher
"The first game we played with our Tugballs was Ultimate Tugsbee by our middle school students. We also played 8 on 8 Tugball to learn the game. Then we played Tugball using flags with all of our 3rd graders, 4th graders, 5th graders, and then the middle school. Everyone had fun playing. They love the Tug-off. Even students who aren't as athletic still get to tug so they enjoyed that.
Three flies up is a game of throwing a ball into the air to a group of individuals who attempt to catch a total of three "flies". When a player is the first to catch three "flies", he/she becomes the player who throws the ball into air.
With a Tugball and flags(or two-hand touch), things get a little more lively. The thrower, with his/her back to the rest of the players and
In order to give the offense more options, the offense is allowed to "down"(dropping to a knee and touching the Tugball to the ground) the Tugball a maximum of three times during a single possession. Once the offense "downs" the Tugball, both teams must return to their side of the Tugball. Play resumes once an offensive player picks up the Tugball. This strategy can be particulary useful if a
Tugball may be the first game that combines both an isotonic and isometric exercise into one game. In an isotonic contraction, tension remains unchanged and the muscle's length changes. An example of this in Tugball is running. Isometric exercises are a type of strength training in which the joint angle and muscle length do not change during contraction. An example of this in Tugball is tugging on the ropes against an opponent. This
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1. Why use a Tugball?
2. What is a Tugball?
3. Who is Tugball for?
4. How did Tugball begin?
5. What Games Can You Play?
6. How much does a Tugball cost?
According to the CDC,“Children and adolescents should incorporate muscle-strengthening activities, such as rope climbing, sit-ups, and TUG-OF-WAR, three days a week.” (For the complete news release, click here
Tugball was originally created with Middle School students in mind. However, there are activities and variations of activities that cater to people of all ages, whether primary school-children or college