Carioca is a method of movement used traditionally in conditioning, sport maneuvers, and marching bands specifically by drummers. The person doing the carioca moves (runs) sideways crossing 1 foot over the other foot in front and behind.

As a high school lacrosse coach, part of our lacrosse conditioning requires the ability to run cariocas for a 1/2 mile. These type of conditioning trains a player for defensive slide situations and trains agility.