This exercise to develop catching & passing skills is generally suitable for players of 4-6 years


  • Each player has a ball
  • Toss the ball into the air to catch on the way down
  • Varying the ball size, practice using both two hands and one hand to toss and catch
  • Begin in a stationary position before introducing movement

Key Points

  • Ensure the players have enough room to perform the exercise safely
  • When using a one-handed catch cup the hand and allow the ball to fall into it at first
  • Eventually progress to catch the ball above the head with the fingers facing forward


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