This advanced drill to practice the dribble technique introduces an opponent 


  • Mark out a grid using cones
  • Divide the players into pairs, one sliotar per pair
  • One player attempts to keep possession by dribbling and using their body to shield the ball
  • The second player tries to push or flick the ball away
  • After a set time, or after a dispossession, reverse the roles

STEP Variation

Equipment - A large sliotar makes the technique easier to perform; a smaller sliotar makes it more difficult

Players - To reduce the challenge the tackling players provide only token opposition