This advanced drill to practice controlling a moving ball into the hand introduces an opponent


  • Divide the players into groups of four
  • Mark out a distance of 40m using cones
  • Position one player at each end with a ball, and two players in the middle
  • In turn, the outer players strike the ball for the nearest middle player to control and strike back
  • The second middle player provides shadow opposition
  • Reverse the roles of the middle players as the second ball is played
  • Change the feeders and receivers after a set time

STEP Variation

Task - The players strike the ball at varying heights and speeds for the middle player to control

Task - To increase the challenge; Allow the opposing player to compete for the ball