One player starts with the ball.
They throw it in the air and call the name of another player.
The named player must retrieve the ball while the others try to get as far away as possible.
Once the named player has the ball they shout “Stop!” all the others must freeze.
The named player is allowed three paces (steps, in any direction), from where they must try to hit someone else below the waist with the ball.
If they succeed, that person retrieves the ball, throws it up in the air and calls a new name.