Forced to put all 'on court' action on hold due to the stay at home protocols of the Corona Virus for the safety of all, the CBL today announce the first in a series of 'Challenge Cups' designed to keep CBL teams active and the competitions rolling, but from the safety of everyone's home.
The first in the series of new competitions is the LDN Push Up Cup, which challenges teams in 'head-to-head' match-ups against their same age-group CBL adversaries in a '4 quarter' push up battle. Coaches from CBL teams who step up to the plate, select 4 players from their team to represent the whole squad, with each player filming their maximum number of push ups completed without stopping, then sending the proof to their coach, who will then forward each players video to the league via our instagram page (DM's only). Each of the players scores represent 1 quarter for the team. All 4 player's scores are added together to give a team overall total.
Using London Elite as an example, each player in each selected age group will have a couple of days to record their best score (the maximum number of push ups you can complete, with correct form and no breaks) by either filming themselves or getting a family member to record them doing their push ups and then send the clip to coach Daniel. Coach Daniel reviews the short clips and picks his top 4 players who score the highest in his own weekly club push up challenge (giving the whole squad a chance to be amongst the top 4). Coach Daniel then forwards those 4 clips to us by direct message via our instagram page. The league will then calculate each team's total score and fill in the tournament bracket each Sunday, with the winners progressing through to the next round, all the way through to the finals and then crowning the ultimate champion, in each age group.
Winning teams will be celebrated as Push Up champions via all LDN social media channels and awarded medals when the CBL returns to normal game action, whenever that may be.
For all ALL teams competing in the Push Up Challenge Cup, the following scoring system will be used:
Full-form push up with feet on the ground = 3 points per push up
Half-push up, with knees on ground = 1 point per push up
Plank hold in push up position = 2 points per 10 seconds of hold
Full-Push Up (3 points per rep):
Half-Push Up (1 point per rep):
Straight Arm Plank Hold (2 points per continuous 10 seconds hold):
For all CBL coaches who want to do something fun in keeping your players engaged and active with healthy activities during this phase of social distancing, register your interest below so we can include you in the tournament bracket (this is a free competition for all previously registered CBL teams).
*If you are a player who does not have a team to represent in this competition, click the Player Sign Up button below and fill out the form so we can try to assign you to a team as a 'free agent'*