Games for Youth Groups 1000 Games for Youth Groups

Summer Olympics: shot-put

Time: depends on number of group members
Recommended age: from 12
Size of group: it doesn't matter
Time for preparation: low
Material: Stone or iron shot puts for putting.

Game description

In the group program „summer Olympics“ a simple discipline to introduce is the shot put. If no shot put is available to throw you can also use a large heavy stone. A line is drawn on the ground which may not be crossed when throwing. No one should be standing in the firing line. The put or stone should also not be too heavy for the thrower due to danger of injury. Each shot putter has three attempts. A throw is invalid if the line is stepped over. The referee should hand the shot put to the child because the kids tend to throw about wildly if left to it. A squashed toe might be the result.


The furthest shot is judged. You can either set up a points scale and award the relevant points or the player with the furthest shot wins.

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The shot put discipline in the summer Olympics

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