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Squatter's Rights

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Competitors try to tug their opponent off balance.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

    • Pull​

-Equipment List:

  • One rope per pair of players

  • One pool noodle per player


-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Have 2 competitors hold opposite ends of a rope and assume a squat position with heels on top of a pool noodle (could also do without the pool noodle).


  • Explain to the competitors that each one tries to tug their opponent off balance. The competitor loses that:

    • lets go of the rope,

    • rises to a standing position,

    • moves a foot,

    • touches the ground with either hand, or

    • falls over.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Variations

    • Mini-Tournament

      • The winners of the first round competing with another winner, while losers challenge another loser.

      • Go through this process several times till only 2 players have won all their competitions.

      • The winner of their challenge is the overall winner.

    • Stork Stand.

      • Another variation of Squatter’s Rights is to have a pair of contestants stand on 1 foot, hold onto a rope and try and pull each other off balance.

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