This session will help players:
- develop fundamental football movement skills
- make decisions linked to attacking and defending skills and principles
- become aware of their positioning and the space around them.
"Magic tag" is a variation of a tag game where someone tries to tag someone else as they move around an area.
The 'tagger' could be one player, perhaps even a team. It could even be everyone.
The players usually tag each other by touch. But it could be by stealing a ribbon, running a circle around the player or tackling away their football.
It's easy to set up. You only need a group of players and some cones to mark out an area.
How to play?
To play "magic tag", choose one child to be the great wizard. They can have a pretend wand or use their finger.
The great wizard runs after the other players. When they get close, they tag them by touching their shoulder or back with the magic wand.
The great wizard could also shout out a spell when they tag. Like "abracadabra", "hocus hocus", "shazam", or anything the children make up.
All the children keep running until there is just one left unfrozen. The last one remaining is the champion.
You could allow the frozen players to unfreeze themselves by performing an action that you or they decide. Or, unfrozen players could free them by casting a spell.
Let the children suggest ways to freeze and unfreeze players. They're great at coming up with ideas.