This is a team relay exercise to develop running skills


  • Mark out a square or circular circuit using cones
  • Divide the players into teams; team members position themselves at equal distances apart around the circuit, one from team A then one from team B and so on
  • The objective is to catch up to the player from the other team before reaching your team mate who continues the pursuit
  • Tag to release the next player on the team or use a baton or a ball to pass on

Key Points

  • Ensure the players have enough room to perform the exercise safely
  • Use short strides when turning and longer strides when running in a straight line


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