Game: Dead Ant Tag

Dead Ant Tag teaches players to keep their heads up and encourages them to communicate to each other whenever they need help. It also works on fundamental movement skills, agility, speed and coordination. This game requires minimal to no setup and is a great modification to the traditional tag to keep the game fresh and engaging.

Outline the boundaries of the playing area, ideally half of a basketball gym. Select 3 players to be “it” wearing white, and have the rest of the players spread out throughout the open space wearing colours.

DESCRIPTION
  • On the coach’s cue, have the people who are “it” try to tag the other players
  • If a player is tagged, they stop where they are, and lie on the ground on their back with all four limbs in the air
  • In order to be freed, they need 4 different players to tag each of the limbs that are in the air
  • Rotate the players who are “it” so everyone has a chance to be the chaser
SKILL FOCUS Movement, Balance, Coordination
AGE (STAGE) 6+ (FUNdamentals, L2T)
PLAYERS 10+
EQUIPMENT SNYB Reversible Jerseys
VARIATION:
Give every player a basketball to use while playing, normal ball-handling rules apply, when players are tagged, have them balance the ball on their chest while they wait to be saved

Rather than run, have players perform a different type of movement in order to get around the gym

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