Up N' At 'Em

Game Description: 
A chasing warm up game.
Beat partner to the safe zone.
Game Rules: 
Pair off into partners. One partner (chaser) stands on the end line with hand out. The other partner (runner) slaps (softly) the outreached hand and runs in the opposite direction to get safely across the other end line without being tagged. The partner, whose hand was slapped tries to catch the runner before they get to the safe line.
Saftey Considerations: 
Instruct children to lightly slap hands. Ensure children have enough space to slow down in the end zone (no running into walls).
Progression (optional): 
Different locomotion (hop, skip, jump, gallop). Use sport specific skills (while dribbling soccer ball/basketball). Different starting position (on stomach, on back, on knees).
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7 to 9 years
10 to 12 years
13 to 15 years
16 to 17 years
Type of Activity: 
Warm up/Cool down
Space Needed: 
Large Space (Gym, Multipurpose Room, Playroom)
Field / Park
Equipment Needed: 
How Many Leaders are Needed: 
Only 1
How Big of a Group is Needed: 
Medium group (6 - 15 kids)
Large group (16+ kids)
Types of Skills Practiced: