Run through

Start & organisation

  • Set up gates (using cones) inside a marked area as shown
  • Each player has a ball. On coaches call, they try to run through as many gates as possible in 30 seconds. You must go through all the gates before you can repeat them

Timings: 15-20 minutes
Pitch area: Square
Other rules: N/A


  • Make the gates bigger or smaller
  • Challenge players to tally how many gates they go through; and to beat their score each turn

What to look for

  • Are players using the inside of their foot to run with the ball?
  • Are they running with the ball at speed?
  • Are they scanning constantly to see other players?

What the coach can do

  • Use individuals to demonstrate desired core actions
  • Encourage individuals on the run by setting challenges/tasks