Trivia is always a great go-to mixer/game. It seems that it works for all ages- WyldLife, Young Life, and Young Life College.
For this sports trivia game, you could divide your club into 2 teams and have them pick the 5 people on their team who have the most knowledge of sports trivia.
Then, line the 10 contestants up like Family Feud, 5 on each side of the buzzer. I like to use a large cooking pot as a buzzer and have a kid put the pot on their head. Then, contestants ring in by hitting the pot with a spoon. The first one to buzz in gets to answer. If they get it wrong, the other team gets a chance to steal. The loser of that question rotates in and becomes the pot wearer for the next question.
You could run the game as a game show host and play game show sound bites such as crowd applause for a correct answer and a whammy buzzer for wrong answers.
You could also run it as a ref with a whistle and coach’s shorts. Get creative.
I looked online and found a ton of good questions that are listed below. Don’t use all of them or it will take an hour, but go through and pick out the ones that you think would work best for your club.
Who has won more
tennis grand slam titles, Venus Williams or Serena Williams?
How much did it cost
advertisers to air a 30-second commercial during the 2019 Super Bowl?
1, 5, 10 or 20 million – 5
What country was
LeBron James born in?
What is older, J-Lo or Nerf football?
J-Lo- Jennifer Lopez was born in 1969, Nerf in 1972.
What is the
regulation height for a basketball hoop?
What is the meaning
of the term “Love” in the sport of tennis?
How many NBA
championships did Michael Jordan win with the Chicago Bulls?
3, 6, or 9 (6)
sprinter won gold medals at the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay at three
consecutive Olympic Games from 2008 – 2016?
Which golf tournament
did Tiger Woods win by 12 strokes in 1997 to record his first major
In horse racing, the
Triple Crown is awarded to a horse which wins which three races?
Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, and _____ The Kentucky
What Football position
shares its name with a way to score 2 points?
What is the highest
possible score in 10 pin bowling?
100, 300, 500 or 1000
What college sports
team did Michael Jordan root for as a kid?
UNC, Duke or NC State- NC State, but he wanted to play at
In what state is the
Pro Football Hall of Fame located?
Who first ran a
What country was
Kyrie Irving born in?
Which is the only NFL
team to go a whole season undefeated, including the Super Bowl?
The 1972 Miami Dolphins
What Boston Red Sox
player has the most career hits?
Red Sox great Carl Yastrzemski is the Red Sox player who
played their whole career with the club with the most career hits at 3,419.
What year was the
first Super Bowl Played?
1913, 1941, 1967, 1979 or 2001 (1967)
Which NFL legend and
rushing champion also went on to win a season of “Dancing with the
How tall is former NBA player Mugsy
In the sport of
tennis, the acronym ATP stands for what?
Association of Tennis Professionals
In 1990 two major
league greats made baseball history by becoming the first father-son duo to hit
back-to-back homers in an MLB game.
Name one of Cam
He has four children — 11-year-old Shakira, the daughter of
his girlfriend Kia Proctor, and his and Proctor’s children, Chosen Sebastian
Newton (who’ll turn 3 on Christmas Eve), Sovereign-Dior Cambella Newton (who’ll
be 2 in February) and Camidas Swain Newton (who was born in July).
Who was the NFL MVP
In 1920, the
University of Texas football players had their mascot at the annual sports
banquet under less than ideal circumstances. What were those circumstances?
Poor Bevo was, in a sense, the guest of honor. He had been
fattened up, slaughtered and served as the main course at the banquet. Kinda
horrifying, right? Well, apparently the university was short on cash and
shouldering the cost of tending to Bevo wasn’t a top priority. Since he was not
tame enough to roam wild, they ate him.
Who was the MVP of
the 2010-11 NBA Regular Season?
Which Super Bowl had
the most points ever scored?
Super Bowl XXIX (29), played in 1995 between the San
Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers, combined 75 points, with the 49ers
emerging victorious by a score of 49 to 26.
Though Wimbledon is a
pretty big deal today, the very first tournament was scheduled in 1877 as a
fundraiser for England’s preferred sport of the day. Name that sport!
ceremonial pitches have been a tradition in MLB since opening day of the 1910
season. Who was the first president to throw out a ceremonial first pitch?
William Howard Taft
In which year did
Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal win his 15th grand slam title? 2017
Which famously rotund
athlete once scarfed down a dozen hot dogs and shotgunned eight bottles of soda
in between games of a double header? Babe
In what year was the
Ice Dancing included in the World Championship?
What is the nickname
for Purdue’s sports teams? Boilermakers
There’s only one
athlete to hit an MLB home run and score an NFL touchdown in the same week. Also
the only person ever to play in both the World Series and the Super Bowl.
In 1999, the Chicago
Bulls traded superstar Scottie Pippen to which other team?
Which player holds
the distinction of being the all-time touchdown leader in NFL history?
Jerry Rice (208)
On this date in 1992,
Christian Laettner hit a famous shot to help Duke beat Kentucky and advance to
the Final Four. Name the date, final score or how much time was on the clock
when he hit it.
March 28, 104-103, 2.1 seconds
Who played and won
the 1962 World Series.
New York Yankees over San Francisco Giants (4-3)
What was the score of
game 7? 1-0
Written by Drew Hill.
Drew started the Young Life Leader Blog in 2010 and has written an award-winning book for Young Life leaders called “Alongside: Loving Teenagers with the Gospel.“
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