This is an exercise to develop agility and stopping skills


  • The players work in pairs, with one player in each pair designated the leader
  • The leader runs around the playing area being followed by their partner
  • Whichever way the leader moves the partner must follow as quickly as possible; when the leader stops the partner must also stop
  • Switch the roles after a set time

Key Points

  • 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
  • No pushing or bumping


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