TagSoft sports encompass the sports of Gelsoft and the sport of Airsoft. The sport practitioners use TagSoft sports equipment (Gel Blasters or Airsoft devices) that shoot small pellets (6-8 millimetres in diameter) made of plastic of silica gel.
These sports have three main disciplines that have been recognised and practiced worldwide:
- Practical Shooting;
- SpeedSoft; and
Practical Shooting represents the competitors running an established course and engaging targets with TagSoft equipment. The competition is usually based on the shortest time required to complete the course, with various associated time penalties.
Practical Shooting has a number of different competition formats and includes international events such as:
Speedsoft is a fast paced competition that takes place on a small field (usually indoors). SpeedSoft is similar to the SpeedBall competition that uses Paintball markers. Two teams of 3 to 5 players engage against one another for elimination or capturing a middle flag. One of the most preeminent competitions is organised by SpeedQB and has a global outreach, including Australia.
Games can also be enjoyed by spectators and are usually over in a matter of minutes.
Reenactment is the activity in which competitors, using TagSoft equipment engage against one another for elimination or against set objectives such as capture, hold, transport, observe, deny, defend, etc. TagSoft reenactments usually take place on large outdoor fields with team of hundreds even thousands of players competing over the course of up to several days.