This exercise to develop balance skills is generally suitable for players of

4-6 years


  • One player lies on their back pretending to be stuck to the ground
  • A second player attempts to wrest each limb of the player from the ground one by one; the first player resists
  • Once a limb has been lifted from the ground the player cannot replace it
  • Once all limbs are lifted switch roles

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