Relay and Tag Games
Elementary - Curricular 2019
- Consult Risk Management.
- This activity page must be presented to the activity provider prior to the activity taking place. The activity provider must meet the minimum requirements listed on this page. For more information on planning trips using outside providers, consult Outside Activity Providers.
- If tagging is done with objects, use soft items (for example, foam balls, sponges, rubber chickens).
- The equipment must not have hard or sharp edges.
- Pylons or other markers are used to define the activity area.
- Hanging jewellery is not permitted.
- Communicate to students the boundary lines for the activity.
- There must be adequate space for all participants.
- All doors in and out of the playing area must be closed for tag games.
Outdoor Relay and Tag Games
- Immovable hazards (for example, goalposts) must be identified to students and marked with pylons.
- When appropriate, where more than one person is a tagger (“it”) a moveable identification is to be used.
- In games where participants as permitted to block the player who is attempting the tag (for example, triangle tag and train tag) the tagging player is not to make intentional contact to move the blockers out of the way or reach through the blockers to make the tag. But rather move around the blockers in order to make the tag.
- The blockers are not to intentionally make contact with the tagger with their bodies, arms or legs, but rather to move in front of the tagger, to block access, so the tagger has to go around the blocker.
- Clearly define areas of the body that can be tagged (for example, arms, legs, back).
- Inform students that a tag is a touch, not a push, grab or punch.
- Games must be played at a speed that is appropriate for the activity /area chosen (for example, walk briskly, rather than run, when playing tag games in areas with limited space, such as multi-purpose rooms).
- In tag games where participants are “frozen” and required to perform an activity, provide a safe zone where this activity can take place, away from others who are running or inform students of the importance of avoiding contact with a “frozen” participant.
- Running backwards (students must be taught to turn and run forward when fleeing) is not allowed.
- Participants in a relay must have their own lane.
- Be aware of increased risk with oversized apparel or tying legs together.
- Walls and doors must not be used for turning points or finish lines. Designate a safety or slow down zone (for example, using pylons or a line).
- On-site supervision is required.
Tue, 08/20/19 12:56 pm