Tagging game

Start & organisation

  • Each player has a ball. Split players into different bib colours as shown
  • Coach calls out a colour. The player in this bib attempts to tag the other players (1 point for each tag)

Timings: 10-15 minutes
Pitch area: 20m x 15m (small field)
Other rules: N/A


  • Call multiple colours
  • Make yourself the tagger!

What to look for

  • Are players running with the ball into space?
  • Are players keeping the ball close to their body and under control?
  • Are players using both feet?

What the coach can do

  • Demonstrate how to run with the ball and keep it under control
  • Encourage players to scan constantly
  • Positively praise who are able to keep the ball under control