Pyramid runs are an ideal way to introduce children to sprinting over different distances


  • Mark a series of finishing lines at increasing distances from the start line
  • 20m is long enough for 4/5 year olds progressing to 50m for 8 year olds
  • Sprint to each line successively taking a break in between to walk back to the start

Key Points

  • Ensure the players have enough room to perform the exercise safely
  • Stop gradually when sprinting at full pace


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