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Toe Tag

A game that improves overall fitness, athletic skills, and key elements of the running stride

Tags: high school, games

 

Instructions:

  1. Everyone is "it" at the same time.
  2. Runners tag each other by stepping lightly on their toes.
  3. Once tagged, players are out until there is a single winner.
  4. Players are also out if they go out of bounds.

Performance Points:

  • The game is best with five or more players.
  • Stomping is not allowed!
  • The best way to avoid being tagged is to keep the feet moving quickly.
  • Keeping the playing space small will encourage short, quick, agile movements.

Training Specifics:

Duration / Reps: The game is usually over quickly, so it can be played a few times

When: Ideal for keeping runners active and motivated during the last 10 minutes of practice

You Need: Cones (or other boundary markers)

Benefits:

  • Improves overall fitness
  • Develops skills such as agility and coordination, which are important for overall athleticism and preventing injuries
  • Develops key elements of running, such as knee lift and quick foot turnover, which promote a longer and faster running stride

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