Ball Tag

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For a pair of Its to tag another player with the ball.

-Fundamental Movement Skills:

  • Locomotor

    • Run​

  • Manipulative Send​

    • Throw​

  • Manipulative Receive​

    • Catch​

-Equipment List:

  • One extra small stability ball per game

-Equipment Link:

-Setting Up:

  • Establish a small area for players to play in–something like a six meter/yard square.

  • All players are inside the playing area.

  • Two players are designated to be It, and one of them holds a stability ball.


  • Upon the leader’s signal to begin the Its pass the ball to each other and try to tag someone with the ball.

  • The It without the ball can move around the square to get in a better position where he can catch the ball and tag one of the other players using the ball.

  • The It with the ball can only pivot on one foot.

  • When an It tags another player, or a player goes out-of-bounds, the It with the ball and the caught player switch roles.

-Questions & Notes:

  • Tactically it is advantageous for the Its to make quick short passes as they try to corner a player.

  • If you have a larger area, have two pairs of players be It, each with their own ball–the two pairs can work independently or cooperate in catching other players.

Questions or comments? 

Please contact Dr. John Byl at:

 (905) 923-0938

212 Stonehenge Drive, Unit 50

Ancaster, Ontario

L9K 1N4


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