This is an intermediate drill to practice controlling a moving ball into the hand


  • Divide the players into pairs 20m apart
  • Place a marker 5m from one of the outer cones
  • On the whistle, Player A strikes the ball low; Player B runs forward to control it at 5m mark
  • Player B continues forward, striking the ball back to Player A before jogging backwards to the outer cone
  • On next whistle, repeat the drill
  • Reverse the roles after a set number of repetitions

STEP Variation

Task - The players strike the ball at hip height for their partner to control

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