Discus

Play the Olympic game of Discus in your very own back yard
Supplies
1 Frisbee per player or team
Long Wrapping Paper Tubes (as many as you would like to create stands for the discus throws)
1 soft, lightweight ball per discuss stand. (wiffle balls, foam balls, nerf balls work well).
One 18-24inch dowel per Paper tubing
Setup

1. Determine where you would like the discus stands to be on the play area. They should be about 10 feet from the start line. If you are playing in teams you will need more than one, if not, one works just fine!
2. Take your dowel and really dig it into the ground. If you are in or near a sandy area, you probably wont need the dowel. (The dowel serves as a base for the paper tubing to keep it stable. Sand will do the same)
3. Place the wrapping paper tubings over the dowels.
4. Place the soft, light weight, ball on top of the paper tubing.
5. Have the players or teams line up behind the start line.
6. Hand each one a Frisbee.

How to Play

1. On "Go" the first person in line or of each team will stay at the start line and throw the frisbee at the ball.
2. The goal is to use the frisbee "discus" to knock the ball off the stand.
3. If playing as a relay race, once the ball has been knocked off, that player will run to the Discuss stand, replace the ball to it's position, run back to the start line, and hand the Frisbee to the next player.
4. First team to complete the relay wins.
5. If you are playing individually you can simply play for fun, or keep points as in golf and the person with the lowest points wins!

Variations

1. Create a Discuss golf course. Set up a series of paper tubings and start spots around a play area. (Exactly like a golf course).
2. Each person may have their own Frisbee to knock the balls of the tubing.
3. You can keep score for points where each discus throw equals one point. The person to complete the course with the least throws wins.
4. Or you can use a timer and time each player for speed!

Tips

1. If you don't own frisbees, anything round and durable will work. Coffee Can tops, sturdy paper or plastic plates, etc.

Stats
Activity Length
5 - 15 minutes
Age
School-age
Tween
Teen
Competitiveness
Either/or (can be played either way)
Difficulty
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Indoor/Outdoor
Outdoors
Mess Factor
Dustpan, please
Noise Level
Semi-rambunctious
Number of Players
3 to 4
5 to 10
Prep Time
5 - 10 minutes
Space Needed
Large (gym, outdoor field, reception hall)
Team Division
Every man for himself (individual players)
Teamwork! (divide into teams)