This is a basic drill to practice the Batting a Ball Overhead technique


  • Mark out a distance 5m wide using cones
  • Divide the players into pairs; one ball per pair
  • Player A throws the ball underarm for Player B to bat overhead
  • Player A catches the batted ball
  • Reverse the roles after a set number of throws

STEP Variation

Task - To increase the challenge; the server throws the ball higher requiring the receiver to jump to bat the ball back