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Back to Back

This is the game where you start out with two people sitting back to back and they have to stand straight up without using their hands. Add one person every time they stand up successfully. Our record is ten! The students will be amazed at how it works!

The Point: This is a great game for showing students what teamwork can do. It would be nearly impossible to accomplish this by oneself.

Added by Greg Cates

UPDATE: Ross D. from Clio, MI just let us know that his group made it to 14! The gauntlet has been thrown down.

UPDATE #2: Ummm...sorry Ross, but David W. from Fayetteville, NC says his youth team just put up 20 kids at once: "We got 20 people up! It was extremely hard but we made it all the way! It was kinda shaky but we got it up."

UPDATE #3: Alexis R. from Brookfield, Il, had 23 students back to back!! That makes them the new reigning champions...but for how long???

John Kershner, Youth Pastor of Frontline Youth Group had 24 students back to back!! And they have the video tape to prove it. That means they are the new champs...GREAT JOB!!

Mike Adkins and his senior highers beat the Back to Back record of 24. They did.......drum roll......27!! And we have verified the video evidence ( That means they are the new champs...GREAT JOB!!

UPDATE #6: BREAKING NEWS...Zoey Youth in Cape town Beat the Back to back record of 27 with... wait for it... 28!!! and the video evidence...

OK, who's next? And don't forget to send us a pic, too!

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Comments on this post

   Bradley         5/13/2016 7:40:57 AM

Hi What's the latest record for the game back to back? Thankyou Bradley

   earl orai          2/15/2013 12:45:26 PM

A new record has been set! I did this with my youth and I was amazed at how they did and we finished with 32 people in the game! Anyone who can beat that! I have video proof!!!

   Kyle Hartshorn         11/17/2011 11:04:46 PM

UPDATE #5: The Cortez FFA Chapter just did this activity with 25 students and we've got the video posted on YouTube:

   John         8/9/2011 10:47:36 AM

I know that we have footage of it somewhere, but the students at the University of Tennessee from the Camp Koinonia Class that puts on a camp for children with special needs, on their staff training day did it with 150 students in a long line.

   Mornette Scott-Riddell         6/21/2011 11:31:17 AM

We played this game girls vs boys - the boys definitely had the strength, stamina, and strategy to beat the giggling gerties 13 to 7! Lots of laughs and some great photos.