This is a fun game to develop the side step 


  • Mark out a grid 15m long by 10m wide
  • Place a number of hoops or obstacles within the grid
  • Divide the players into 2 equal teams one at either end of the grid; each player has a ball
  • On the whistle, all the players jog through the grid attempting to avoid the opposing team players and the obstacles
  • If a player touches an obstacle, or a player from the opposing team, they must leave the grid
  • Repeat the drill until all the players have left the grid, or for a set time

STEP Variation

Task - To increase the difficulty of the drill, allow players to tackle for the ball