This exercise to develop agility and running skills is generally suitable for players of 4-6 years


  • Place poles or cones approximately 3m apart in a zig-zag formation
  • The players dodge around each of the poles
  • The players should drive off the outside leg when rounding each pole
  • To vary the exercise challenge the players to go sideways and backwards through the slalom

Key Points

  • Use the side-step technique
  • Push or drive off the outside leg to ‘dodge’ around each pole


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