This exercise to develop catching & passing skills challenges the players to bounce and catch the ball while moving


  • Each player has a ball
  • Bounce the ball after every 4 steps while moving around the playing area
  • Use a two-handed bounce; then progress to a one-handed bounce
  • Finally dribble bounce the ball continuously while moving around the playing area; use two hands at first and then one hand

Key Points

  • Using the fingers push down through the ball to bounce it
  • When using a one-handed bounce step forward with the leg on the opposite side


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