This exercise to develop catching & passing skills is a variation on the Bounce & Catch exercise

  • Each player has a ball
  • Bounce the ball high above the head
  • Catch the ball at the highest point
  • Vary the exercise by tapping the ball higher at the top of the bounce before catching at the new highest point

Key Points

  • Bounce the ball using two hands at first and then one hand
  • Extend the arms towards the ball to catch it; keep the thumbs behind the ball forming a ‘w’ shape with the index fingers


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