This intermediate drill to practice the Overhead Strike technique requires the player to move towards the dropping ball before striking


  • Divide the players in groups of three; one ball per group
  • Mark out distances of 10m, 5m and 15m using cones
  • Player A throws the ball underarm for Player B to strike overhead
  • Beginning at the 5m marker, Player B moves forward to strike the ball to Player C from the 10m marker
  • Player C retrieves the ball and plays it back to Player A to repeat the drill
  • Repeat for a set time before rotating positionsAfter a set time, rotate positions.

STEP Variation

Task - Vary the height and side to which the ball is thrown to challenge the striker further