Players should pair up and face each other (approx 10 feet apart).
Coaches should stand to the side and evaluate
Feet will be shoulder length apart, bending knees and at the waist with glove on the ground and throwing hand behind the back. Partners will roll the ball to the receivers in the middle of their stance. Receivers will keep glove wrist locked in the straight down position and move the glove forward through the ball. Keep head down and watch the ball into the glove. (Gloves should start the drill touching the ground).
When ready, advance the drill by having partners throw a “short-hop” towards the receiver’s glove.
Key Focus Points:
This drill helps players to learn to field the ball from the ground – up. Ensure players bend their knees, keep a flat back and keep their head down. Move glove forward & through the ball to receive it.