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Foot Ladder Sprints


Physical: foot placement while running, agility, lower limb coordination

Cognitive: visual processing, selective attention

Social: understanding of personal space, turn taking (if doing activity with more than one person)

Number of participants:

1 or more


agility ladder


  1. child runs up and down an agility ladder that is placed on the ground, stepping in each space between the rungs

Modifications to make the activity easier:

Change the environment: use a shorter ladder to decrease physical demand

Change the task: have the child hold their arms out for balance to decrease physical demand

Modifications to make the activity harder:

Change the environment: have child complete the activity in a noisy room to increase cognitive and social demand

Change the task:

  • have the child count out loud while moving through the ladder to increase cognitive demand
  • decrease time to complete the ladder to increase physical demand

Goal examples:

  • I will be able to run up and down the agility ladder within 30 seconds, 3 times in a row while holding the hand of a friend or coach
  • I can walk up and down the agility ladder