This is an intermediate drill to practice the High catch technique


  • Mark out a channel with cones
  • Divide the players into groups of three; one ball per group
  • Beginning at one end of the channel Player A jogging backwards throws the ball for Player B to move forward and perform the high catch
  • On landing Player B fist passes the ball to Player C who in turn fist passes the ball to the Player A to repeat
  • Rotate the players and repeat the drill 

STEP Variation

Task - Adapt the drill by making Player B the server who must throw the ball up for Player A to catch as they jog backwards

Task – Allow Player C to provide token opposition to the catcher