Protect the President

Protect the President

Submitted by J. Hart

Players again stand in a large circle with two people in the middle. One person in the middle is the President, the other is the Bodyguard. Those standing in the circle try to hit the president with the soft ball. The bodyguard may do anything to block the ball with his body: jump, squat, dive, etc.

If the ball touches the President at any time [any part of the body, not just below the knees], the person who threw the ball (or the last person to touch it) then becomes the Bodyguard, the Bodyguard becomes the President, and the President rejoins the circle. What makes this exciting is that from the moment the President is hit, the new President is vulnerable as the transition is instantaneous. The new bodyguard must be fast at getting into the circle to defend him or her. This sometimes makes Presidential Turnover pretty quick, but it’s exciting. This game is exhausting, especially if the people in the middle are good.

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