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Scarecrow Tag

How to play

  • Groups of five
  • Grids of 5m x 5m
  • The nominated defender must attempt to tackle the attacking players by touching them with two hands on the waist
  • When touched, the attacking player must stand still with both hands outstretched horizontally
  • To make a tackled player free, another attacking player must run under the outstretched arms
  • Work for one minute, then change the nominated defender

Coaching points

  • Head up, eyes open
  • Look for space
  • Defender to focus on making two-handed touch on attacker's waist


Harder (for the defender):
  • Make the grid larger
Easier (for the defender):
  • Make the grid smaller
  • To free a tackled player, a team mate must run between their outstretched legs rather than just under an arm
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