This exercise to practice running using an extended stride uses a training ladder and improves the length of the stride


  • Run through the ladder at pace skipping as many spaces as is comfortable
  • Increase the number of spaces skipped as technique improves

Key Points

  • Ensure the players have enough room to perform the exercise safely
  • Focus on technique; progress the length of the stride gradually over time


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