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.
|SKILL FOCUS||Movement, Balance, Coordination|
|AGE (STAGE)||6+ (FUNdamentals, L2T)|
|EQUIPMENT||SNYB Reversible Jerseys|
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