This is an exercise to develop agility and stopping skills


  • The players run around the playing area randomly
  • On a signal the players must freeze and hold their position until the coach signals them to run around again

Key Points

  • Ensure the players have enough room to move around safely
  • Stop with knees slightly bent, one foot in front of the other for balance; arms should be bent at the elbows, in opposition to the legs, e.g. right leg forward, left arm forward
  • After stopping move off quickly in a new direction


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