Pass the Ball and Pass the Buck

Method: In this simple, fun highly competitive game participants will be divided into multiple teams standing parallel to each other on a 100-foot long court. Each team will be given a ball with the goal of getting the ball down to the end of the court in the fastest time possible. As the level of complexity increases, the fun turns into serious game that requires real concentration. what starts out as a simple linear sequential activity soon becomes a powerful learning experience about shared leadership and task management.

Objective: To teach balance in task management and shared responsibility for team’s actions.

Learning outcomes: Handing off responsibilities, two-way communication, multi-tasking, balancing between linear, sequential and matrix task management, controlling multiple variables, tactical planning and managing inter-team interactions

Time: 30 - 45 minutes + Debrief