Before doing any of the steps:

Scatter the jacks.
Cup your left hand on the ground, forming a “cave” (or “pen”).

Note: the pen must be to the left of the scattered jacks.

  • Toss the ball (upward) with the right hand.
  • Using the right hand, sweep the jack(s) all the way inside the pen, while allowing the ball to bounce.
  • Catch the ball with the right hand; leave the captured jacks inside the pen.

…Repeat the steps until all jacks are captured.

Start off with Onesies and continue on with Twosies, Threesies, Foursies, etc.; all the way up to Tensies.