Coaching Association of Canada

Marco Polo

Stage of Activity 

All 

Equipment

Variable

Time

5 - 10 minutes

Number of People

3+ 

How it Works

One person is made “it”, also known as ‘Polo”. Polo must keep their eyes closed at all times. Polo will call out “Marco” and everyone they are chasing must respond “Polo”. Polo uses their hearing to find and tag another player. Once a player gets tagged, they become “it”. Ensure the players are aware of the playing surface before the game, and be conscientious of the safety of the playing surface as Polo is moving about the playing surface without seeing.

Applications

Swimming maneuvers, concentration

Modifications

This game can be modified in all environments (ice, field, gym).