Continual progression is a big part of the game, and that can be gruelling if training is solely focused on drilling moves over and over. Using games to help with your Parkour skills will add a small boost to your mentality and allow you to grow as an athlete.
Games like these are a great way to switch up your training routine, and have some fun while doing it. Some of these games can be done by yourself or with a group, but the entire point of them is to get better at Parkour without worrying about some of the pitfalls. Get good at these games, and you'll raise your skill level in no time flat. So here are some of the more interesting games people have made up to help them train.
Not everyone is going to be around a group of people that will get into Parkour games. So for those that tend to spend more time solo or don't have a participating group, these are the perfect games. Creative types can even turn some of these solo games into group activities as well. Take some of these suggestions or take all, whichever works best for your training. Just remember to practice safety first, even if it is just training.
Create-a-CourseThe worst enemy in life is yourself, so why not challenge that person? Setting up a timed obstacle course is a good way to see where you excel and fail the most. Set up your environment whichever way you want and then do a practice run through it.
Now aim to beat that time, and if you succeed, beat the newer time. Repetition isn't a bad motivator when competing with yourself rather than others. And don't be shy with the setup, go all out and make it difficult. For the extremist Parkour athlete, there is always the option of adding tape. Make it a point to touch this tape while moving backwards and forwards through the course. While this last option has its roots in suicide drills with basketball, it is a lot more rewarding this way.
Bouncy Ball ChaseThe key to this game is going to be the actual bouncy ball. Although any small type will work, even the Dollar Tree brand, priority goes to the quality of the ball. You want it to reach outer space when it ricochets off of an object.
Second thing to look at is the environment and what it will bounce off of. The more places for it to wreak havoc then the better the game will be for you. Trying to catch the ball will not be as easy as you think. A simple game like this not only helps hand eye coordination, but also stamina. Without stamina, then participating in Parkour will be a hard thing to do.
Blind Man RunningDon't let the name fool you, as no one should go full speed blindfolded. This game is more for your senses than physical superiority. Check to make sure that you're in a closed off environment with no hazards.
If everything checks out, blindfold yourself and practice a set of moves. While easy at first, this can turn into a fun game when you realize how unbalanced you are. Sometimes taking away one sense can completely disorientate a person. If this sounds familiar, then this game will come in handy.