Activities and croquet rules outlined and included within this set are designed to break the mold of croquet, replacing a traditionally slow-paced game with something faster and more exciting for students. Teams compete in 7 action-packed, interactive activities that are designed around group and team play, to keep students moving.
All activity instructions come with clear diagrams, objectives, set-ups, and gameplay directions, making it easy to learn and master rules and activities quickly. One game included in the instructions is Wicket Scramble. In this game, players on each 2-player team take turns hitting the ball through a predetermined number of same-color wickets toward the stakes. After passing the ball through the wickets, the direction reverses. The first team to cross the start/finish line wins.
Teach Teamwork and Other Skills
All of the games and activities within this massive 32 player set are designed with group play, teamwork, and cooperation in mind. Whether working in pairs or as larger teams, players need to function as a group to achieve an objective.
In addition to verbal communication skills between team members, students will also improve their depth perception, hitting, and hand/eye coordination skills. As they learn the nuances of swinging the mallet and connecting with the ball, aiming will also become a central focus. Students mastering these techniques will build on fundamental skills that are applicable across a range of games.
Mallets are team-colored and made with a textured rubber-capped striking surface, giving students better control of shots during play. Mallets better disperse energy from the hit over the entire surface of the ball to ensure better accuracy and shot control. Mallet heads and shafts are made of contoured hardwood designed for long-lasting play.
Croquet balls are designed to be extremely durable and hard for straight and true rolling, and to stand up to being stepped on and struck by the mallets. Made with resilient polymer plastic, they’re designed to withstand institutional use outdoors without losing their shape or color.
Complete Set includes 16 mallets, 16 balls, 16 wickets, 8 stakes, a storage bag, and activity instructions.