Using the running ladder is a great way to improve everything from conditioning, to speed and quicknesss, agility, it covers it all –

Football Conditioning Drills
Quick Feet

that’s why it’s a must have for my football practices. There are a huge variety of drills that you can run through, and coaches are always coming to me with their new and innovative ways of using the ladder, so if you’ve got any you love, make sure you let us know in the comments section below!

The running ladder, if you’re not familiar, is a flat rope ladder that you throw down on the ground. Next, you have your players line up at one end of the ladder, and then you let them

Football Drills
One Foot in One Hole

loose!

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To start, give them an easy one, and progressively make them slightly more difficult. This first technique is simple, just have them run through, as fast as they can, putting one foot down in each hole. Once they’ve got that down, have them go into overdrive, and put both feet down in each hole.

One Foot in One Hole

Football Conditioning Drills
Two Feet In and Out

Here were going to have them run through, staying off to the side, and touching down one foot in each hole as they run through sideways. Have them jog through the first couple times to get used to it, and once they have the technique down, have them compete! See who can get through the fastest without stepping out of bounds!

Two Feet In One Hole

This one is a little bit tougher. They have to really work their feet up and down here – they’re going to be putting both feet down in each hole before progressing to the next. Same as before – start off slow, and then make it competitive!

This is a great way to find out who your quickest and most agile players are, so if you’ve got the stopwatch in your pocket and you want to make it official – go for it!

 

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