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


  • One player lies on the ground holding a ball while curled up as tight as possible
  • A second player must attempt to wrest each limb of the player from around the ball one by one until they can take the ball from their possession
  • Once a limb has been wrested away the player holding the ball cannot move it back to protect the ball

Key Points

  • Ensure that there is no rough handling and that the players are suitably matched
  • The wresting player should place the feet wide apart with one foot in front of the other to provide a strong base


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