Part A

Running activities to warm-up and develop control and technique when changing direction

Exaggerated Skip
Sets: 1 Repetitions: 2 Distance: 15 metres
Coaching points:
  • Clap hands underneath the raised leg
  • Alternate with raising left and right legs
Key cues:
  • Hip, knee, ankle in line

A-Skip
Sets: 1 Repetitions: 2 Distance: 15 metres
Coaching points:
  • Forcefully drive the knee and curl the toes up on the swinging leg
  • Drive foot to ground as quickly as possible
  • Co-ordinate knee and elbow drive
Key cues:
  • Chest up
  • Hip, knee, ankle in line

Unplanned Plant and Cut
Sets: 2 Repetitions: 2 Distance: 15 metres
Coaching points:
  • In pairs, first player (defender) runs out forwards and turns to face second player
  • Second player (attacker) runs towards first player, who indicates the direction that the second player should run towards (left or right)
  • Repeat, alternating roles between defender and attacker
Key cues:
  • Chest up
  • Brace through the trunk
  • Hip, knee, ankle in line