A good, fun team warm-up can get a bootcamp flowing right from the get-go. Here are four new ones (well new to me anyway) that are guaranteed to prime bootcampers for an bloomin’ brilliant session. Games like these are also excellent at the end of a class, helping to promote an awesome end of bootcamp feeling and encouraging retention.
1. OVER AND UNDER RACES
What you’ll need:
- Two markers
- Two or more football sized balls, basically one for each team of 4-8 people
Position your markers 40-50 big paces apart, one for the start of the race the other for the finish. Split the group into teams and ask them to line up next to each other at the start marker facing away from the finish marker. Give the first person in each team line (the person furthest from the finish cone) a football.
On “GO” they must pass the ball behind them to the next person then run back to join the back of the line ready to be receive the ball again. Each person must pass the ball back differently to the way they received it, either overhead or passing it between their legs. Teams will work their way towards the finish cone. The first team to reach and tap the finish marker with their ball wins.
- The first player passes the ball behind them over their head behind to the second player then runs to the back of the line.
- The second player passes the ball behind them between their legs to the third player then runs to the back.
- The third player passes the ball over their head then runs back… and so on…