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I am so not into sports, but many of my residents are. I'm totally clueless when it comes to coming up with sport related activities (besides the obvious just tossing a ball around or hitting it with a bat) I do have a "safe" baseball bat and baseballs, "safe" golf clubs and balls, nerf football, etc. What i'm really needing is something to make those sports seasons more exciting. Perhaps something that does not actually involve using sports equipment. some kind of game or activity? I'm so lost! Any suggestions?

 

thanx!

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I am so not into sports, but many of my residents are. I'm totally clueless when it comes to coming up with sport related activities (besides the obvious just tossing a ball around or hitting it with a bat) I do have a "safe" baseball bat and baseballs, "safe" golf clubs and balls, nerf football, etc. What i'm really needing is something to make those sports seasons more exciting. Perhaps something that does not actually involve using sports equipment. some kind of game or activity? I'm so lost! Any suggestions?

 

thanx!

 

Bowling & Basketball are our popular sport activities. For basket ball we use a pool basketball hoop on the floor. And if its within your budget Wii has some great simple sport games.

 

I would stay away from baseball with my population, but there are foam bats & balls you can purchase at a toy store, same for safe golf clubs.

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Bowling & Basketball are our popular sport activities. For basket ball we use a pool basketball hoop on the floor. And if its within your budget Wii has some great simple sport games.

 

I would stay away from baseball with my population, but there are foam bats & balls you can purchase at a toy store, same for safe golf clubs.

 

 

Ya I have all the physical aspects of it already...what I need is something more. Stats games maybe, or different ways of doing trivia instead of question and answer. some really sports "themed" activities.

 

Thank you for your response.

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What about inviting a local sports broadcaster to do a question/answer-- or give a presentation with his/her favorite sports clips of all time.

 

Invite a local sports celebrity-- high school, college, minor/major league to do the same or at the very least, take pictures with the residents.

 

Learn rules of a new game and watch a game on youtube or espn-- lacrosse, cricket, polo, waterpolo, badmitton, bowling, etc. Better yet, take a field trip to a local game or play it yourselves.

 

Do a phisiology class and invite a Dr to talk about the different muscle groups that a particular sport involves. Then do training exercises.

 

Take a fieldtrip to the little league fields and watch a game of T-ball. Cheer on the kids and invite them back for snocones or ice cream.

 

 

Do an intergenerational game of kickball, t-ball, field hockey, badmitton or whatever with some local kids.

 

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo always has a nightly clip of the most dangerous close calls in bullriding. The audience gets to vote by cheering for the most brutal of them all-- and then the bullrider gets a trip or some prize (hospital bills paid for. lol). Compile a series of clips yourself-- or do a youtube search on a favorite sport and have the residents vote on the best.- could be the best plays of the night, the most outrageous catches, etc.

 

Invite a local sports memoriabilia nut over to show off his collection of baseball/football cards or even signed autographs, pictures, etc. If the residents have any of this stuff, turn it into a show and tell.

 

What about Fantasy Football? Start your own league. Have a volunteer to come lead it since your not a sports geek. Use volunteermatch.com to find someone.

 

Invite a local Frisbee dog group to come to your facility to do a show-- then let the residents throw the frisbees for the dogs.

 

What about Frisbee golf or ultimate frisbee? Learn to play using laundry baskets in your community room, then take them out to the park for some real play time.

 

Hiking-- take a nature walk

 

Biking-- use recumbant bikes and go on a virtual bike ride

 

Hope some of these help!

Angie

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