This is an advanced drill to practice the ground flick technique


  • Divide the players into pairs; one ball per pair
  • Player A, the tackler, begins slightly behind Player B
  • The Coach throws the ball forward for both players to run to strike the ball, with Player A attempting to flick the ball ahead of Player B
  • Both players try to gain clean possession before returning to the end of line
  • Reverse the roles after each round
  • The players should practice coming from the opponent’s left and right side

STEP Variation

Task - To increase the challenge; The Coach throws the ball in a random direction for the players to follow