Part A

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

Retreating Diagonal Side Shuffle
Sets: 1 Repetitions: 2
Coaching Points:
  • Shuffle backwards 2-3 steps diagonally to the left or right
  • Pivot 90° on the rear leg to change direction and repeat diagonally in the opposite direction
  • Alternate between shuffling diagonally to the left and right
Key cues:
  • Chest up
  • Hip, knee, ankle in line

Side Skip
Sets: 1 Repetitions: 2 Distance: 15 metres
Coaching points:
  • Facing side-on, push off and drive the knee of the rear leg up to skip sideways
  • Co-ordinate knee and elbow drive when pushing off with the rear leg
Key cues:
  • Chest up
  • Hip, knee, ankle in line

Partner Mirroring
Sets: 2 Repetitions: 2 Distance: 15 metres
Coaching points:
  • Players start by facing each other 1-metre apart
  • Player one runs forwards while cutting from side-to-side
  • Player two retreats away while trying to mirror the direction that player one runs toward
Key cues:
  • Chest up
  • Brace through the trunk
  • Hip, knee, ankle in line