Slide Tag

Game Overview

In Slide Tag, offensive players are attempting to collect all of the beanbags that are in the endzone.

To reach the endzone, offensive players must move across the playing areas without being tagged by defensive players.

Defensive players are positioned on lines that span the width of the playing area. Defensive player movement is limited to sliding along the line on which they are positioned.

If tagged by a defensive player, the offensive player must exit the playing area and return to the start.

The round lasts until all of the beanbags have been collected or once a pre-determined amount of time has elapsed. In between rounds, offensive and defensive players exchange roles.

Learning Targets

Game Builds

Build One: Playing Area

Both teams line up on the start line. On the teacher’s signal, teams must run to the opposite end line and then return their starting spot by running back outside the playing area.

Build Two: Zone Penetration

One team (the offensive team) remains at the start line. The other team’s players (the defensive team) place themselves on the different marked lines in the playing area. The offensive team must attempt to cross each of the marked lines and get to the end line without being tagged. The defensive players, who must keep both feet on the marked line they are standing on, attempts to tag offensive players as they pass. If an offensive player is tagged, they must exit the game via the sideline and return to the start.

Build Three: Zone Penetration

In this layer, the teacher adds beanbags at the end line which the offensive players must attempts to collect. The teacher can create challenges for the offensive team (e.g. “Collect 10 beanbags in 3 minutes)

Build Four: Pivoting

In this layer, the defensive players may pivot while keeping one foot on the marked line. Therefore, they may tag offensive players standing in front of behind them.

Safety Considerations

Make sure defenders are aware of proper tagging (shoulders, arms & back)

Equipment Requirements

  • 30-40 Beanbags
  • 2 Baskets
  • Cones to mark boundaries and slide lines
  • Pinnies

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