Backstop Drill – Catching Drill

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This drill is an effective way to have the catchers work on retrieving balls near the baskstop and making the play at the plate. This also helps to alleviate some of the pitcher's anxieties about making the play on the runner stealing home.

Dump a bucket of balls along the baskstop behind the catcher.

The catcher will begin in his/her usual stance and the pitcher waits just inside the pitching circle.

On “GO” the catcher mist turn around, go for the ball, look quickly, and backhand the ball to the pitcher running in. The pitcher works on fielding the ball and making the tag.

Continue this drill until the catcher is able to accurately place the ball at the plate on repeated tries and then add a runner attempting to steal home.

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