Quickfire Team Challenge – Self-led Rotational Team Building Activities

Competitive Team Building Events – Quickfire Team Challenge

The  Quickfire Team Challenge is a series of self-led rotational team building activities for groups who require a fast-paced and fun, recreational team building event. Groups are split into teams and given instruction booklets for a rotational sequence of team challenges, The challenges consists of two parts – Practice and Competition.

How Does the Quickfire Team Challenge Work?

  • Teams are given an activity passport – the instructions for each of the challenges.
  • Teams practice each activity and then compete with other teams in the Competition portion of the event.
  • Teams are awarded points for completion and finishing first or most successfully.
  • Each team will rotate from activity to activity, working on communication, problem-solving, and building trust among their members.
  • Each activity station has a rotational time limit (usually 20 to 25 minutes).
  • The Final Challenge will bring everyone together to compete for the last point awards.
  • Facilitators will be available to answer questions and check for safety.

Practice – When teams arrive at each activity station they are given 10 or 15 minutes to practice the task identified in their instruction passport. The station will contain enough items/activity materials for each member of the team to practice the task and then each team  must select a team representative who will compete against the other teams in the Competition portion of the program.

Competition – Following the Practice portion of the event, teams will come together, put forth their team representative to compete on their behalf. Competitors will attempt to complete each challenge in the allotted time limit, and the winner of each competition will be awarded points for their team. During this unique and exciting team building event, teams will focus on problem-solving, enhanced communication, leadership and trust, as well as participating in a “friendly competition” with their peers.

Sample Activities

Roller Ball – (5 minute challenge)

During this team relay race, partners will work together to roll a tennis ball from one side of a “rope gutter” to the other, and land the ball in a bucket.

Materials Needed:

  • 20 foot loops of rope held between two team mates at least 4 feet above a bucket
  • a bucket “landing zone”
  • a tennis ball for each team of two.

Sticky Situation - (5 minute challenge)

Standing behind the starting line, you must bounce ping-pong balls off the ground and land them on a piece of peanut butter bread.

Materials Needed (per participant):

  • 20 ping-pong balls
  • one piece of peanut butter bread
  • concrete floor
  • raised board to lay peanut butter bread target on top of.

Puzzler – (5 minute challenge)

Each team member must assemble a 30 piece puzzle as fast as possible

Materials needed:

  • 30 piece puzzle per participant.

M&M Color Separation – (1 minute challenge)

Each participant must separate the colors in a package of M&Ms

Materials needed:

  • One M&M packages per participant.
  • Clear plastic drinking cups

Rapid Fire - 1-3 minute challenge Each team mate will attempt to knock down an aluminum can pyramid by shooting rubber bands until they have hit every can off the tabletop.

Materials Needed:

  • 20 rubber bands
  • 9 empty aluminum cans stacked in a pyramid

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Who Should Book a Quickfire Team Challenge?

Due to the highly independent nature of the Quickfire Team Challenge, teams that work well together make the best candidates for the self-led style of this recreational team building event:

  • Sports Teams
  • Fraternities and Sororities
  • Corporate Teams
  • Colleges and Universities
  • High School Orientations
  • etc…