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How to Play Hackysack

Kicking around a hackysack develops agility and coordination and is a fun game to practice alone or play with friends.


  • Step 1: Gather your friends Gather your friends in a circle about four to five feet across.
  • Step 2: Serve the hackysack Serve the hackysack to any player by gently tossing it about waist high.
  • TIP: Gather your friends Tip: Only the server can use his hands—and only when he serves the hackysack.
  • Step 3: Don’t use your hands Keep the hackysack in the air using any part of the body but your arms or hands.
  • TIP: Use your thigh, heel, inside of the foot, and forehead to keep it aloft.
  • Step 4: Pass it on Pass the hackysack back and forth around the circle of players for as long as possible.
  • Step 5: Don’t kill the hack If a player lets the hackysack hit the ground—or touches it with a hand or arm—it "kills" the hack, and game must be restarted.
  • Step 6: Play until you’re tired Play until you tire of kicking the bag around.
  • FACT: In 1997, Ted Martin set an individual hackysack record with 63,326 consecutive kicks.

You Will Need

  • A hackysack
  • Two or more friends

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