Cone Up Cone Down
Here’s an easy game that’s gets everyone running and warmed up…
Equipment: Cones (Boot Camp Equipment Guide)
Game: Spread at least 10 cones out randomly in an area, making sure to leave several yards of distance between cones. Split players into 2 even teams. One team will try to knock over the cones (Down Team), while the other team will try to set them right side up (Up Team). Since it is easier and quicker to knock cones over than it is to set them upright, I like to make the Down Team do a squat jump with each knock-over, while the Up Team does a squat to grab each cone and turn upright. I play this in rounds of about 2 or 3 minutes. Use an odd number of cones if you don’t want ties. You may or may not allow kicking of cones, your call.
- Cone Heads: Make one team use a hand to hold a cone on their head while they play the game. Great as a penalty for teams that lose the proceeding round. Not all people will love doing this and be good sports about it so make sure you know your group…
- Cone Line: Instead of spreading the cones out randomly, place them all in a line some distance away from where the players are stationed and make them run to the line each time they want to flip a cone for their team.
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