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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



  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)


  • 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

Youth and Schools