This drill is first step in teaching the 1/3 situation. Run prior to any offensive / baserunning instruction associated with 1/3’s. All athletes at position, walk through execution before having each athlete practice each position.
Leads and breaks drill on the diamond with catcher’s throwing down to second base.
How to Catch Lesson #3 – BLOCKING // Practice the three stances: 1. Sign-Giving, 2. Comfort; and, 3. Blocking/Throwing. Then move into blocking fundamentals.
How to Catch Lesson #4 – CATCHER THROWING // Review any and all with regard to playing catch, stances, and blocking. Then move into throwing fundamentals.
How to Catch Lesson #1 – THROWING // Primarily conducted through standing catch play, focus first on grip (4-seam) and target (head). Add receiving rules (hot spot / elbow below glove), transition (catch center / glove stays), and footwork (R/L/Throw becomes ‘surround’).
How to Catch Lesson #2 – STANCES // Review throwing fundamentals and then move into instruction of the three catcher stances: 1. Sign-Giving, 2. Comfort; and, 3. Blocking/Throwing.
This catchers drill is a fundamental drill for the whole team to participate in. Although in the catching category, these exercises will help all athletes by increasing strength and athleticism. It also helps with receiving the ball in any positon on the baseball field.
Quick defense drill for athletes learning how to receive the baseball… catcher position. Four tosses, three times through line.