Like the common expression “X marks the spot” we created our X-Spots in two sizes to help add more fun and variety to drills and games in all sports and movement activities. Use your own creativity or borrow some of the ideas on our drill sheet which you can find on this webpage.
Big X-Spots measure 20" long. Each set of 6 includes two X-Spots of each color: green, yellow, and red.
Simply adjust the exercises to the age and skill level of the individual athlete or to the group being trained. For sports like tennis, we used “Stoplight Colors” like many of our other court shapes to help guide players towards moving forwards to finish points. For that purpose, lay them out along the sidelines with red signifying the zone where players hold steady and compete with some defense, yellow as the decision-making area, and green as the “go zone” to be aggressive and close out points.
You can also use them for movement drills by having athletes hop on one foot or two around all four sections of the X-Spot. And, for extra fun and skill building, the coach can blow a whistle to signal the players to change directions!