This Intermediate Drill to practice the Hook technique challenges the players’ to react quickly and adapt their position to perform the Hook technique


  • Players pair off, one ball per pair
  • Player A is positioned 2m behind Player B; both players in the Ready Position 
  • Player B throws the ball out in a random fashion, following it immediately to attempt to strike it on the ground
  • Player A reacts to the throw and follows to hook Player B
  • Encourage Player A to follow up the tackle and gain possession by jab-lifting the ball
  • Switch roles after each successful hook and lift

STEP Variation

Equipment - As the Players become more proficient, introduce a smaller ball like the Quick Touch hurling ball