8 to 9
To prepare an athlete’s overall stamina for numerous activities and competitions
Athletes build the stamina they need to execute skills effectively when they become fatigued over the course of competition.
30 cones, two 3-pound fitness balls, 24 low track hurdles, two 10-pound medicine balls, 20 12-inch hurdles, a stopwatch, a whistle
Six athletes participate simultaneously while others work at other drills. Athletes rotate into this drill every six minutes. Set up a 50-yard by 30-yard area on a football field or other grassy area. Set up three 10-yard lanes adjacent to each other and outlined by 10 cones; one lane is 50 yards long, the second is 30 yards long, and the third is 20 yards long. Assign two athletes to each lane. Rotate each lane every two minutes until all three lanes have been completed, for a total of six minutes.
Each lane requires different tasks to be conducted for two minutes each. The 50-yard lane is set up with two adjacent slalom courses (marked by 20 cones in two separate rows, arranged in a zigzag formation five yards apart downfield and five yards to each alternating side; see diagram). Place two 3-pound fitness balls at the starting line of this lane. The 30-yard lane is set up with two adjacent lines of 10 consecutive 12-inch hurdles, arranged 1 yard apart for a total of 10 yards, beginning 10 yards from the starting line and 10 yards from the end of the lane. Adjacent to the 12-inch hurdles, place two adjacent rows of 12 low track hurdles (adjust a track hurdle to it’s lowest setting height), arranged 2 yards apart for a total of 24 yards (placed 3 yards from each end of the 30-yard lane). The third 20-yard lane is outlined simply by four cones; two 10-pound medicine balls are placed at the starting line of the lane.