Circle players up and let them know they will play catch, which is very easy. The difference is that the "ball" is a sound they make up in the moment and it will change with every throw to the next player
Player 1 "throws" by making a sound accompanied by a gesture/eye contact to indicate who they are throwing to
Player 2 "catches" by making the same sound back to player 1
Player 2 is then player 1 and creates a new sound to throw to a new player 2
Play for a few minutes and see how players adjust and relax. Pause midway if needed to help them along with key questions like "are you looking for a right or a cool sound?" or "how much are you in your head?"
What improved it and smoothed it out?
What did you have to let go of?
How risky did it feel?
- Clear send/receive
- Willingness to look a little silly
Discussions can go in many directions, let the players discover their own answers.
Number the players - make sure the numeral is in front of their name so it stays visible, ex 3 James, and have them "throw" to the next number.
Have players call on one another before they "throw," ex "Mary, ooga boogah!"