This intermediate drill to practice stopping a ground ball requires the players to move to the ball before performing the block

Organisation

  • The players pair off, facing each other 10m apart
  • Place a cone mid-way between each pair
  • Player A rolls the sliotar at pace towards Player B
  • Player B runs out to block the sliotar at the centre cone
  • Returning to their original positions, Player B then acts as feeder for Player A who repeats the exercise.

STEP Variation

Space - To increase the challenge: Increase the distance between the players and allow them to strike the sliotar