This exercise to develop running skills helps improve the ability to change speed


  • Set up the course as shown
  • The players sprint out and back, getting through a hoop on both the way out and the way back
  • Slow down approaching the hoop; speed up moving away from the hoop

Key Points

  • Ensure the players have enough room to perform the exercise safely
  • Use shorter strides when slowing down and speeding up


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