This basic drill to practice the Block Down technique is designed to familiarise the players with the feeling of blocking the ball 


  • Each player has a ball
  • Ensure each pair has adequate space to perform the technique in a stationary position
  • In a kneeling position the players bounce the ball firmly off the ground spreading their hands to block the ball as it bounces back up

STEP Variation

Task - Progress the drill by getting the players to stand and toe tap the ball to themselves spreading the arms and hands to block the ball as it leaves the foot