This is a fun game to develop the Crouch Lift technique


  • Mark out a grid 15m x 15m using cones
  • Divide the players into pairs; one ball per pair¬†
  • On a whistle, the player in possession rolls the ball forward for their partner to chase and pick up using the Crouch Lift technique
  • Encourage constant changes of direction
  • Ensure each player practices securing the ball after the lift, before rolling it for their partner
  • Count how many successful lifts each pair can do in a set time

STEP Variation

Task - To increase the difficulty of the drill, the second player may attempt to tackle the ball as the first player attempts the crouch lift. Mark each player against their partner.