Tug of War Banner
Tug of War Icon

Tug of War

The object is to pull the opposing team a distance of four metres.

An Overview of Tug of War

A Tug of War team consists of eight pullers plus a coach and a trainer. The coach is the only person in the arena (apart from the judge) who may address remarks to the team during a pull. All pulls are conducted under the control of a judge. Pulls are best of three, the choice of first end being decided by the toss of a coin. The object is to pull the opposing team a distance of four metres.

Outdoor Tug of War (on grass) takes place from March to September, and Indoor Tug of War (on mats) takes place from October to February.

Benefits

  • Lots of fun
  • Improved team work
  • Increased mental endurance
  • Increased fitness

Involvement

To get involved, all that is required is to get a group of people together and a tug of war rope.

Equipment

A tug of war rope

Facts

  • Tug of war was part of the Olympic Games between 1900 and 1920.

National Governing Bodies

Tug of War Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
mick.copper@tiscali.co.uk
Contact Telephone
01933 622639
Vision Sports Academy CIC

Vision Sports Academy CIC

Vision Sports Academy CIC (VSA) is a Birmingham based sports coaching social enterprise, more specifically a community interest company which tackles social objectives & reinvests profits back into the community.