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Catcher Drills

"Framing Drill Without Ball Movement
Teach the catcher the body movement and hand movement associated with framing a pitch.
Drill: With the catcher in their stance, the coach stands in front of the catcher with a ball in their hands. The coach moves the ball around in the strike zone. The catcher follows the ball in the strike zone using the proper framing position for each location."

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"Soft Hands Drill
Goal: Teach catchers proper catching techniques.
Drill: Catchers get into their stance without a glove. The coach, with a bucket of tennis balls nearby, throws the balls around the strike zone. The catcher catches the balls using the proper hand position, drops the balls to the side and prepares for another ball to be thrown."

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Effective Catcher Drills Brochure

In this 8 panel brochure, Softball 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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