This basic drill to practice the Block Down technique introduces an opponent

Organisation

  • Divide the group into pairs; one ball per pair
  • Ensure each pair has adequate space to perform the technique in a stationary position
  • Player A toe taps the ball for Player B, in a kneeling position, to block as the ball leaves the foot
  • Reverse the roles after a designated time
  • This drill is particularly effective in improving the confidence of the player in performing the block down

STEP Variation

Task - Progress the drill by getting Player B to stand

Task - Challenge the blocker to step into the block from a meter or so away to improve their timing