This exercise is used to develop jumping, coordination and catching skills


  • The players work in pairs; one player in each pair holds a ball above their head in the palm of one hand
  • The second player runs from 3 to 4 meters away to jump and catch the ball as the first player pushes the ball up into the air
  • Practice jumping off both sides
  • Land one foot at a time
  • Return the ball to the initial player and repeat a number of times before reversing roles

Key Points

  • Ensure the players have enough room to perform the exercise safely
  • Time the jump to take the ball at its highest point


  • An inventory of equipment to support ABC exercises is available in the Resources section