The Oasis (Close Park)

Loading Map....

Date(s) - 07/01/2023
6:30 am - 7:30 am

The Q:

Close Park


boot camp, Toledo

Boot camp style workout.

Typical routine: warm-up with Merkins, stretching, side-straddle-hops, etc.  Then proceed to the playground equipment and/or field for running mixed with strength training.  Finish off with the C.O.P (circle of pain) for merkins, planks, ab work, supermans, etc.

SATURDAYS always followed up with 2nd F (fellowship) at Executive Diner on Sylvania.

1 reply
  1. Mercy
    Mercy says:

    7.1.2023 Beatdown

    Paddle boat, Nougat, Bull, Wilson, Romano, Koresh, Jimmy Dean, 2-Ply, Beaker, Floppy, Solo, Gas Man, Mercy (q)

    Intro, principles, mission.

    Here’s the attempt to describe Swamp Ball rules. Swamp Ball is a mix of soccer and football and other. The end result was Green had fewer goals than Shirts.

    Two guiding principles: 1. BALL IS ALWAYS LIVE, and 2. POSSESSION IS KEY. #3 dont forget BURPEES

    The field – cones outline roughly half a soccer field, goals at opposite ends. “Traditionally” Swamp Ball is played with soccer goals. This time shovels were used as goal posts. Field size can be adjusted based upon number of players.

    Ball – this can be any ball – soccer ball and football are most common. We used a spike ball at oasis for first time. Wiffle balls and tennis balls in the past. I would like to see a size 1 soccer ball used – can be kicked and thrown easily. To change out balls – there is an option to do 15 burpees to get ball switched out. Or teams can agree to change ball out.

    Object of the game is to get the ball through the goal posts by either running through the goal with ball in hand or passing the ball to a teammate in the goal. A goal can only be scored by having possession in the goal. (See guiding principle #2).

    Play: The ball is always live (guiding principle #1). There is no stoppage of play ever, unless the ball goes out of bounds. If the ball goes out of bounds, the other team can kick or throw the ball in. This is where the soccer aspect comes in – corner kicks and goal kicks when the ball goes out on the end line, but the ball can be thrown or kicked in. Throw or kick in from sidelines too. A player is in possession when the ball is in his hands. Kicking the ball is not possession. When a player is in possession, they can be tapped down with 2 hands. When a player is tapped down, he must stop (and get to his feet). The defender shouts “Burpee” and counts to 3. The downed player has these 3 seconds to get rid of the ball, otherwise he must drop ball and the opposing team takes possession. When a player is tapped down, AFTER getting rid of the ball, he owes 3 burpees.

    The ball is considered out of bounds when it bounces out of the defined area of play. This includes the goal. If the ball bounces in the goal, it is out, and the other team takes possession.

    If a player is in the goal, misses a pass, and the ball bounces off his hands, outside of the goal and in the field of play, the ball is still live (see #1 – ball is always live) and that player can pick it up and run it in goal. If ball were to bounce in the goal, it would be out of bounds.

    To score, the ball must cross the line while the player has possession, or he must receive a pass in the goal and maintain reception.

    The main thing to remember is burpees after being tapped down. This is easy to forget.

    When a goal is scored, the losers walk to other end (opposite football – sides are always being flipped). Ball is then thrown or kicked to team who was scored on. The player yells “Swamp Ball” as he throws or kicks down the field to the other team.


    Great showing and great reception at the Oasis. This was a fun way to start Saturday. Coffee was good too.

    Prayer requests – Cobra Commander, and Romano’s brother

    Announcements – 7/7 Run Ruck SWIM


Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.