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Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 in Games for Large Groups | 0 comments

Plankerpillar

Plankerpillar

Great race-type game for large teams that really gets ’em screaming for their teammates…

Players: 4+

Equipment: None. (Boot Camp Equipment Guide)

Game: Split all players into 2 even teams and setup each team behind a starting line, holding low planks in a side-by-side row. They should be no more than arm’s length from each other, their bodies all the same direction, like this:

Plankerpillar

The “race” will work similar to the Caterpillar Crawl game:  When the game starts, the last player in the row will get up and race around to the front and then re-assume plank position and yell “go”. Then whoever is now in the last spot does the same, and so on. Continue “racing” until one of the teams has gone a predetermined distance and all team members are past the goal cone and planking. As the coach, it is your job to make sure teammates stay within arms reach of each other, and that the player at the end waits to get up until the runner is in plank and yells “go”.

Modifications: Have the more advanced players hop over their teammates legs rather than running around behind their legs and/or have beginners plank from their knees.

Variations:

  • Plankerpillar Medley:  Play the same game format with several rounds, using a different type of plank each round, for example, reverse plank and high plank.
  • Plank to Push-up: Each player in plank must go to high plank and perform a push-up each time their teammate runs past them.