Take a look at this submission from Bruce in Nebraska.   A great example of [tag]baseball catcher drills[/tag] that can work with all age groups.Baseball Catcher Drills

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Horseshoe Drill

I was blessed enough to play at the D1 level as a [tag]baseball catcher[/tag] and one of the most beneficial [tag]baseball drills[/tag] we learned as catchers was called the horseshoe drill.

We would draw a horseshoe shaped line around outside of home plate with the open side of the horseshoe facing out. We then would practice blocking balls in the dirt by sliding the knee to the outside of the horseshoe to the side that the [tag]baseball[/tag] was thrown to keeping the body low and wide always with the face down looking at the ball (don’t pull your head).

This [tag]baseball drill[/tag] helps to keep the ball in front of you because it puts your body at an angle facing inward toward the plate and causes the ball to deflect inward instead of deflecting off to the side.