The coach stands 2 or 3 metres away from the player and throws the ball under arm so it bounces once before the player gently taps the ball straight back into the coaches hands.


Do 10 successful repetitions on the good foot before attempting 10 on the bad foot. Tell the player to keep their eye on the ball, take their time and very gently tap the ball back. This can be progressed by moving further apart, alternating right foot and left foot or throwing towards random feet. When the player can do 10 in a row straight back to the coach they have mastered lesson 1.