This exercise to develop agility skills is generally suitable for players of 4-6 years


  • Divide the players into pairs; each player works in a grid with a centre marker
  • One player is designated the leader who moves to each corner of the grid randomly, using different ways of travelling e.g. backwards, sideways, skipping, hopping etc.
  • The second player must match the direction and way the leader moves within their own grid
  • Introduce a ball as the players become more competent

Key Points

  • Watch the leaders movement, not their eyes, to quickly copy their actions
  • Return quickly to the centre marker to prepare for the next movement


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