This is an intermediate drill to practice the ground strike technique focussing on improving the players’ accuracy

Organisation

  • Divide the players into pairs 10m apart; one ball per pair
  • Place two cones midway between both players
  • Each player in turn strikes the ball through the cones to their partner who blocks it and strikes back
  • Alternate striking using the dominant and non-dominant sides
  • A score may be awarded for every successful strike between the cones

STEP Variation

Space - To increase the challenge: Reduce the distance between the middle cone

Equipment - As the players become more proficient, use a smaller ball, e.g. the Quick Touch ball