To work on coordination and agility while getting players loose.

Set Up

  • If you’ve got a rope ladder, great! Otherwise, you can make one of your own pretty easily with a quick trip down to the hardware store for tape, rope, and scissors.
  • Players will form a line at the end of the rope ladder.


  1. On the coach’s signal, the first player in line will proceed through the ladders, planting right and left feet in the order shown in the illustration above, planting and cutting across each time they get to one side of the ladder.

Coaching Tips

  • You can have players go through once or twice at a slower pace to get the hang of the footwork, but the drill should be done at full speed and players should be imitating their natural running motion and keeping the ball secure.