A method of choosing a starting tribe, or a way to form new tribes from existing ones
Survivor: Wales Survivor: Africa Survivor: Siem Reap Survivor: Visayas
A Schoolyard Pick is often used in Survivor for choosing New Tribes or teams for Reward Challenges. These new groups will work together for a pre-determined amount of time, potentially creating new alliances and rivalries.
When a Schoolyard Pick is presented to the castaways, the opportunity to forge a stronger (or weaker) team is made. There is no one-way to form new tribes and several methods have been used.
In Survivor: Wales, the castaways were marooned as one large group to start the game on Day Zero. After a challenge, the highest scoring castaways (Jessie & Shannon) then divided the tribes.