Students noticed the addition of "TUSCAN RULES" at the corner of the blacktop - as both a declaration of our school spirit and a reminder that there is one set of game rules for Tuscan -- for PE games and for recess games.
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Whether 4-square is new to you or a blast from the past, here are the Tuscan Rules for 4-square, courtesy of Miss Sullivan and Mr. Panayoutou, Tuscan PE Teachers.
Object: to get to square A and remain there by eliminating opponents in squares B-D
- All players play by the rules.
- Rock/paper/scissors is used 1 time to settle disputes.
- Double hits are allowed.
- The squares are lettered A,B,C,D. The server always starts from square A.
- Players take positions in boxes A,B,C,D. Additional players form a waiting line outside the game area.
- The ball is served by dropping it and serving it underhand from the bounce. If the serve hits a line, the server is out. To begin the game, the server hits the ball to square D.
- The player receiving the ball must keep it in play by stricking the ball after it has bounced once in the square. She may return the ball from outside of the perimeter. She directs it to another square with an underhand hit.
- Play continues until one player fails to return a hit or commits a foul. When someone fouls, the first child at the waiting line enters at box D. All children in the game area then advance to fill in the available square.
- Failure to hit a ball that bounces into one's box.
- Playing a ball tht has bounced into someone else's box.
- Hitting the ball out of bounds or onto a line.
- Hitting the ball into one's own box.
- Holding the ball, catching or carrying a return volley.