To help players reinforce other pasing skills and keep their concentration on moving their feet. This helps players develop good control with their footwork, awareness of where others are, and quality passes.


  • Divide your players into groups of four or five
  • Have each group form a circle
  • Give each group one ball
  • The player with the ball is the group leader


  1. The group leader will call out a direction (right or left) and toss the ball about 10-15 feet into the air.
  2. The group will rotate in the direction that was called out and the next player will get in position under the ball.
  3. They will continue to toss the ball and rotate and the ball must stay in the same general place as where it started.
  4. At any time before the next player tosses the ball straight up, the group leader can call out a different direction.
  5. The entire circle must then change directions as they rotate under the ball.

Coaching Tips

  • If you want players to practice setting, you can have them set the ball straight up instead of tossing it.
  • It’s important that the ball is always passed straight up and never to another player.
  • You can make this more competitive by timing the groups and seeing who can get the most consecutive passes without dropping the ball.