Amazing Tag

Aug. 17, 2020 at 4:15 p.m. MDT

"Amazing Tag", adds another dimension to traditional tag games. On one side of the cones, players are only allowed to skate backwards (both tagger and taggee) and on the other side, players can only skate forwards. Players are able to transition back and forth and pivot as they interchange from side to side. Begin with 2-3 players being identified as taggers. Once a tagger catches a taggee they switch roles on the fly. Coaches should provide rest intervals and

feedforward moments which allows players to maintain high intensity and tempo in the game.

Teaching Points

Skating Skills: Attempt to keep the head up and on a swivel while moving. Anticipate pressure and find open ice. Make quick change of direction and change of speed to evade those taggers. Glide is very important in this drill and players need to be centred in Zones 2&3 on their skates.

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