This basic drill to practice the Frontal Ground Block technique aims to build the players’ confidence in the contact situation


  • The players line up in single file 5m from the Coach
  • The Coach uses a line or marker as an imaginary ball and swings in the direction of each player in turn, who strides forward and attempts to block the swing
  • The Coach should adjust the strength of the swing to match each player’s ability

STEP Variation

Equipment - As players gain confidence, introduce a ball, for example a First Touch sliotar