WRU Game Locker

WRU Game Locker

Chain Tag

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Max 12 per grid


Cones, Tag Belts


  • In a 20m x 30m Grid (Diagram not to scale), Nominate 2 catchers to work as a pair (holding hands)
  • Remaining players attempt to run to opposite side of grid without being Tagged
  • If players are successfully Tagged then they join hands with the catchers, the chain will become longer as more people are caught. However the coach may decide that chains may contain a maximum of 5 players and more than one chain may be working at the same time.
  • Defensive chain(s) are to work as a team and catch the remaining runners
  • Run Activity for 2 mins and Rotate catchers


Session Plan Diagram

Coaching Points

  • Defenders to identify free runners
  • Scan - Heads Up - Communicate
  • Increase catchers chain to gain more success

Variation / Progression

Change the size of the grid

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