An old-fashioned game of catch includes a minimum of two people, each with a softball or baseball glove, throwing a ball of some sorts to one another.
Old-fashioned catch can be a great way to pass time, to bond with friends or family members, to give yourself a fun and different workout, or to reflect and think thoughts.
The beauty of playing catch is that the rhythmic nature of the game is set by the players depending on their needs, and it can easily be changed simply by spreading out, speeding up or slowing down, or adding conversation to the mix.
Anyone Can Play
The qualifications for a partner in a game of catch are relatively low. Grab your kid, your best guy or gal pal, your lover or mistress, anyone will do and start tossing the ball around.
A Partner Is Optional
Technically, you don't need a partner to play catch. A wall and a ball made of some rubbery-type substance will suffice, if you're so inclined.
Playing alone can allow you to work out some stress and decompress after a long day, but if you want an activity to help build relationships, we suggest you play with someone else.
Nontraditional Games Of Catch
Although having a glove and either a baseball or softball are elements of an old-fashioned game of catch, the glove and specific type of ball are negotiable.
Try making up you own game of catch using everyday, household items like cups, pillow cases, oranges, or balloons. There really is no end to the possibilities when it comes to personalizing your own game of catch.
A game of catch is often overlooked when deciding what leisurely activities to participate in on random afternoons, but give it a try the next time you're bored and need something to do. You'll find the activity entertaining, and when you're done you won't be able to stop yourself from saying, "Boy, that was fun. We should totally do that again sometime."