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Make a Tag tackle

U8 MINI-TAG | DEFENDING 2

ACTIVITY: 1V1 DEFENCE

  1. A defender with a ball stands on one side of the area in the centre gate. An attacker stands opposite, also in the centre gate.Make a tag tackle-1
  2. The defender passes the ball to the 1 attacker.
  3. On receiving the ball, the attacker runs forward and tries to get through one of the gates either side of the defender without getting tagged.Make a tag tackle-2
  4. At the same time, the defender comes forward to tag the attacker.Making a tag tackle
  5. Play winner stays on – If a tag is made, the defender returns the tag and becomes the attacker, and a new player comes in as defender. If no tag is made, the attacker becomes the defender and a new player comes in as attacker.

 

 

What you say

“Get close to the ball carrier”

“Grab and remove the tag belt”

“Hold the tag above your head and shout “Tag!””

“Return the tag to the tagged player”

How many players do I need

You only need two players at a time, but It’s a dynamic game, so players can wait their turn, or run more than one game at once.

You will need

  • 1 ball
  • 8 cones
  • 1 bib for each defender
  • 1 tag belt for each attacker

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