This is an exercise to develop coordination and balance skills which uses a training ladder


  • The players hop in and out of every second space on the ladder
  • Bring the feet together when hopping into the ladder and spread them to hop out of the ladder
  • To vary the exercise, the player uses one foot when hopping in the space

Key Points

  • Ensure the ladder is properly laid out; reset it if necessary before each ‘go’
  • Use the arms to maintain balance
  • Move at a controlled pace


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