This Basic Drill to practice the Hook technique focuses on getting into the correct position to perform the Hook


  • Players pair off
  • Beginning shoulder to shoulder Player A takes three steps backwards and one to the side to position themselves behind Player B
  • Player A adjusts this position to ensure their dominant arm is behind the side Player B is going to strike from
  • Player A begins in the Ready Position while Player B adopts the Lock Position 
  • Player A strides into the Hooking position on the whistle 
  • Repeat several times before changing roles

STEP Variation

Task - Challenge the players to improve their positioning by repeating the drill while walking, and eventually while jogging across the field