Outdoor Games Coordinator

The games coordinator arranges for different types of games for LOAS. You should check with the current chairs to find out what they have in mind. Here are some past events and ideas

Kickball

  • Make an announcement on game day at lunchtime that there will be a Parent/Child Kickball Game. (You can decide the teams in whatever way suits you: parents vs. children; moms & sons vs. dads & daughters; sorted shoes on sight= mix of adults and kids.)

  • Emphasize that this is a PARENT-child game, and parents must participate if their child or children plays.

  • If you would like to reward all your players with cookies and juice, make arrangements with Conference Services (ask at the Front Desk for the Conference Services person).

  • Gather your crowd at 4:00pm at the ball field. (Sort out the teams based on who shows up!)

  • Have clear rules and go over them with all players! (The "three out" traditional way of play can be ditched for "everybody kicks and then the next team is up" form of play.)

  • If you are going to keep score, make it clear from the beginning and keep to the rules set out at the beginning. If this is a "just for fun" game, make that clear too.

  • Enjoy!

Dodgeball

  • Dodgeball games will sometimes start up without any adult prodding. This is a way of organizing the chaos and to help keep it fair for all. A tournament might be a good idea if the week's kids want it.

  • Make an announcement on game day at lunchtime that there will be a Parent/Child Kickball Game. (Parent involvement is not necessary, but encouraged.)

  • Gather your crowd at the scheduled time on the Tennis Court. Make sure there are no conflicts with tennis players. (Sort out the teams based on who shows up!)

  • Have clear rules and go over them with all players! 

  • If you are going to keep score, make it clear from the beginning and keep to the rules set out at the beginning. If this is a "just for fun" game, make that clear too.

  • Enjoy!

 

Road Race

  • Check with chairs as to when they would like the road race to be held.
  • Announce the race at Orientation on the first day.
  • A good form of competition is, not the fastest, but the runner who most accurately predicts his/her time. Two laps seems like a good distance.
  • Can give awards for youngest and most senior runners, etc. You may want to prepare certificates or ribbons to award.
  • Have participants sign up at writing desk in lobby.
  • Print numbers on 8-1/2 by 11 sheets that say "LOAS  ROAD RACE" and attach to runners’ jerseys with safety pins.
  • Request one or two pitchers of water, with paper cups, from Conference Services.
  • Record runners’ predicted finishing times.
  • You will need two people at the finish line to identify runners, read the stopwatch, and record times. Consider whether you will need help to hand out cups of water.
  • Announce the winners at the Final Banquet and bestow certificates/ribbons.

Other ideas might include: Bocci Ball tournament, Frisbee Golf or Ultimate Frisbee, Capture The Flag, "minute to Win It" type challenges or any other game or activity for adults and/or children.

 

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