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

4-6 years


  • Jog on the sport at a moderate pace; jog on the balls of the feet
  • On a signal from the coach change gears, gradually moving the feet quicker and quicker

Key Points

  • Keeping the head up and the back straight
  • Synchronise arm and leg movement, i.e, lift the right knee and left arm simultaneously and vice versa
  • Keep the feet as close to the ground as possible and move the arms as quickly as your feet to maintain balance


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