Coaching Association of Canada

Build the Ladder

Stage of Activity 

All 

Equipment

None

Time

5 - 15 minutes

Number of People

10+ 

How it Works

Participants divide into teams of 5 and each team lines up on a goal line or baseline – identify a number of other lines across the field of play to the teams (rungs on the ladder). The first player carries the puck to the first line, stops and passes the puck back to their team on the goal line. The second player carries the puck to the second line, stops, and passes the puck to the player on the first line who passes the puck back to their team on the goal line and so on. The first team to have a player on each available line and the puck passed back to the goal line, wins.

Applications

Agility, passing, skating/running

Modifications

Can be played in a variety of environments including on an ice pad using the hockey or ringette lines, on a field using soccer, rugby or football lines, or in a pool by identifying markers on the pool deck.