This exercise to develop catching & passing skills focuses on bouncing and catching a small ball


  • Each player has a small ball
  • Bounce the ball with one hand and catch it again using one hand
  • Begin in a stationary position before introducing movement
  • Practice the technique on both sides

Key Points

  • When catching cup the hand and allow the ball to fall into it at first
  • Progress to catch the ball with the fingers facing down


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