This exercise to develop catching & passing skills introduces a partner


  • The players work in pairs approximately 5 metres apart
  • Roll the ball to your partner using two hands
  • The partner allows the ball to roll up their hands to take possession
  • Progress to roll the ball using a one-handed underhand throw
  • The receiver may catch the ball with both hands

Key Points

  • Ensure the players have enough room to perform the exercise safely
  • Place one foot alongside the ball; bend the back and place the hands on the ground facing up to receive the ball


  • An inventory of equipment to support Have a Ball exercises is available in the Resources section