This exercise to develop core stability and balance skills uses a stability ball or swiss ball


  • The player sits on a stability ball or swiss ball and moves through a series of balance positions
  • Begin by sitting on the ball and raising the arms out to the side
  • Walk the feet forward and lie back on the ball; walk the feet back and attempt to place the hands on the ground behind the head
  • Now sit on the ball with the feet together
  • Lift both feet off the ground and balance on the ball without using the hands
  • To vary this exercise kneel and balance on the ball

Key Points

  • Ensure that there are safety mats in place
  • Tighten the stomach muscles


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