Flag Fake Out

  • Large Group (10 and up)

  • Ages 6-10

  • Flags

  • 10 minutes or more

Development Goal

To develop eye-hand coordination and strategic thinking

Before You Start

Skills Practiced:  Evasion, agility, spatial awareness, peripheral vision, endurance and pacing

  • Make sure each student playing has one or two flags.
  • Designate a playing area large enough to run in (a large rectangle).
  • Place cones on each baseline by width if there are no lines.
  • Divide the students into two teams with each team lined up on opposite base lines.
  • Have cones placed a few feet behind the baseline marking where the single file line should start.
  • Designate one side as the defense and the other side as the offense.
  • Review with students how to safely take someone’s flag and how to “fake out” the defense.

How to Play

  • On the leader’s signal, the first two people in each line begin the game.
  • The object is for the offensive players to run past the defensive players and reach the opposite baseline without getting their flag taken.
  • The offense can move in any direction while making their “fakes,” but they must stay within the boundaries.
  • The defensive players are trying to take the offensive players’ flags.
  • The play is over when either the offensive player reaches the baseline or gets their flags taken.
  • When the play is over, the students go back to the end of the opposite line from which they started.


If students are playing safely, the boundaries can be increased and each side can have two or three team members going at the same time.