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Oranges and lemons fitness drill

This is a great little fitness drill that pits your players’ wits against each other. They must listen for your call and react to it.

How to play it

  • Set up two sets of cones like in the diagram.
  • One player in each set jogs forwards and backwards between the two centre cones five yards apart.
  • On the shout of “oranges” they race to a cone 15 yards in front of them.
  • On the shout of “lemons” they turn and race to a cone 15 yards behind them.
  • Play until each player has done five oranges and five lemons.
  • Or play winner of the race stays on.
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