This is a fun game to practice striking from the hand

Organisation

  • Mark out a grid approximately 40m X 20m using cones
  • Divide the grid into 4 sections
  • Divide the players into two teams of four, one player per section
  • The players attempt to retain possession by striking the ball from section to section
  • The opposing team attempt to block the strike attempts
  • If the strike is successful, that team must be allowed to retain possession
  • Continue the game for a set period of time

STEP Variation

 

Task - Initially allow the sliotar to be struck either clockwise or anti-clockwise; as the players progress, allow the sliotar to be struck in any direction