This is a game play drill to develop overhead striking in a contest situation


  • Divide the players into two teams, designate one the attacking and one the defending team
  • Both teams line up beside each other in pairs on the endline
  • The coach is positioned on the 13m line
  • On the whistle the first pair jogs out from the end line
  • The coach throws the ball up for the attacking player to strike overhead for goal
  • The defending player attempts to block the shot or bat the ball clear
  • Reverse the roles of the teams after a set time

STEP Variation

Space - As the players become more proficient, increase the distance to goal