This is an exercise to develop agility and balance skills


  • The players work in pairs, one player designated the ‘bridge’ and the second the ‘river’
  • The players run around the playing area, and on a signal from the coach the ‘bridges’ balance on their hands and feet while the ‘rivers’ crawl under the ‘bridges’
  • Note that the ‘rivers’ can also crawl under the ‘bridges’ from back to front as well as side to side

Key Points

  • Move quickly into the bridge position
  • ‘Rivers’ get down low and shuffle using the forearms and lower legs


  • An inventory of equipment to support ABC exercises is available in the Resources section