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Effective Catcher Drills

"RICOCHET DRILL
Goal: Teach the catcher to trust their equipment and concentrate on the ball.
Drill:
Two players stand the front of the catcher. One player flicks a ball at the catcher's mask while the other player throws a pop fly. The catcher ignores the ball flicked at their head finds the pop fly and catches the fly.

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" HANDS THEN KNEES DRILL
Goal: Teach catchers to move their hands to the ball, then move their knees to the ball.
Drill: With one ball to the right and a few inches in front of the plate and another ball in the same position to the left of the plate, the catcher gets into a crouch behind the plate. The catcher lunges forward with their hands covering one of the balls, then moves their knees to the ball. Equipment is optional during this drill."




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In this 8 panel brochure, Baseball Parents, Developmental League Coaches and Self-Coached Players discover how to develop muscle memory with these critical catching drills ...

  • catching the pitcher,

  • dealing with base stealers,

  • proper catcher footwork,

  • blocking bad pitches and

  • signaling to the pitcher.  

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