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Four square is a ball game played among four players on a square court divided into quadrants. The objective of four square is to eliminate other players to achieve the highest rank on the court, and this is done by bouncing the ball back and forth between quadrants.
A player is eliminated when a ball is bounced in a player's quadrant and the player is unable to touch the ball into another player's quadrant. It is a popular game at elementary schools with little required equipment, almost no setup, and short Trickle Down - Bruce Cockburn - A Conversation With Cockburn of play that can be ended at any time.
Four square is played on any hard-surfaced court, such as woodconcrete or asphalt. Each of the four squares has a rank and is occupied by a single player. The ranks may be arranged so that either the highest ranking square is positioned facing the lowest ranking square, Four Squares - Various - Global Underground the ranks increase as Four Squares - Various - Global Underground moves clockwise or counterclockwise.
The lines on the court are boundaries. Four Squares - Various - Global Underground interior lines separating player squares are out of bounds. The ball may Various - Compilado 021D touch any portion of an inside line or the player who hit the ball is in error.
The lines marking the outermost edges of the court are typically considered in-bounds. Four square is played with a rubber playground ball, typically 8. However, other sizes and types of balls can be used. In classic play, carrying, catching, or holding the ball during play is not allowed, although putting spin on the ball is allowed as long as carrying does not occur.
Prolonged contact with the ball can give players unfair control over the play. Hitting the ball must create a perceptible change in the ball's velocity speed or direction. Players may be eliminated from the court because of errors or fouls they commit. Eliminated players leave the court, the remaining players move up to the next highest square, and a new player joins the court in the lowest square.
Eliminated players wait in line for their next turn. The following actions may result in elimination although many variations exist : . Four square is a popular game for children and school playgrounds. It is possible to scale the game's difficulty and supervision appropriately for different age groups and ability levels. Schools, churches, and For Her - Clatter - Monarch often change the size of the court, the type of ball, or aspects of the rules to create variation in play or to suit the players' abilities.
Four square dates back to at least the s. A game called "four square" is mentioned in newspapers at least as far back as the s, although the rules are not explained. Four Square is described with the same rules used today in a teacher's manual. The game is known as "King" in Sweden. The Lakes Environmental Association hosts this annual winter fundraiser to support their environment in the lakes region of Maine, USA.
The competition draws athletes from the US and Canada, and has registered competitors from Israel to Bermuda. Prior world championships have been held in January or February from through On August 4—5,a core group of 17 Needham High School students and alumni — assisted by 50 other Needham residents at various times — broke the previous world record by playing for 34 hours,  the previous record being held by 15 Manchester College students who played the game for 30 Four Squares - Various - Global Underground.
The Argentinean record was preceded by a group of teens from Youngstown, OH who also played for 29 hours. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Elimination-based ball hame played in a box. For other uses, see Four square disambiguation. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
Games portal. Retrieved on Uniontown Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 December At the playground they play four square, ride on the swings, see-saws, and sliding board, Four Squares - Various - Global Underground play on the bars. Lewiston Daily Sun. Cincinnati Public Schools. Equipment: A large rubber ball, a court marked off into four squares labeled A, B, C, and Four Squares - Various - Global Underground in sequence.
Action: Four players are chosen to take up a position in each square of the court. The Everything Is How You See Me (Alt. Stereo Version) - Robin Gibb - The Complete Sing Slowly Sisters players line up outside the square marked "A.
He begins the game by bouncing the ball in his own square and hitting it underhand, with both hands, into any other square.
The receiver, in turn, attempts to hit the ball into one of the other three squares. Lee Morgan - All-Star Sextet Journal Gymoutdoor and playground games. Categories : Children's games Ball games. Hidden categories: Webarchive template wayback links Articles with short description Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references Pages using deprecated image syntax Articles containing potentially dated statements from February All articles containing potentially dated statements.
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