Runners practice the seven steps that its should take them to go from acceleration zone into exchange zone.
- Four runners line up in a row with proper spacing.
- First runner has baton.
How it Works
- First runner has the baton.
- Receiver takes seven steps, then reaches back for the baton.
- The passer, who’s following, doesn’t count steps. He or she passes the baton when they see the receiver’s hand come back – finishing their stride and then passing.
- Runners who are receiving the baton in the right hand begin striding with the right leg, and vice versa.
- Receivers must maintain proper form and should be looking ahead not back.