This is a basic drill to practice the ground strike technique and also incorporates the ground block


  • Divide the players into pairs 10m apart; one ball per pair
  • Each player in turn strikes the ball to their partner, who blocks it and strikes back
  • Alternate striking using the dominant and non-dominant sides

STEP Variation

Space - To increase the challenge;  Increase the distance between the players 

Equipment - As the players become more proficient, use a smaller ball, e.g. the Quick Touch ball