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Chest Catch - Captain Ball

Hurling – Conditioned Game
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  • Tactical Prowess icon
  • Team Play icon
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This is a modified game designed to improve the players’ ability to perform the handpass, the solo and catching techniques in a game situation


  • Set up a playing area approximately 30m x 20m
  • Mark a goal area at each end using cones
  • Divide the players into two equal teams 
  • One player from each team acts as the goal receiver 
  • The aim of the game is to reatain possession using the handpass and score by handpassing the ball to the goal receiver
  • After each score, the goal receiver returns the ball to the opposing team
  • The Players are not permitted to use their hurleys

STEP Variation

Task - Challenge the Players to score with as few passes as possible

Task - As the Players improve require them to use the hand pass to retain possession

Equipment required:
  • Cones icon Cones
  • Sliotar icon Sliotar