Looking for [tag]baseball catcher drills[/tag]? You’ve come to the right place! Try out this [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] from Nasen and let me know how it goes for you.
Here is how I break youngsters and oldsters from the bad habit of [tag]catching[/tag] the ball across their body with the glove turned the wrong way.
First of all we use no glove and use a tennis ball.
I have them hold their glove hand up at 12:00 and the other hand behind their back. Feet are to remain planted. Explain that the hand is like a windshield wiper; it goes side to side but never twist or turn. Then I throw, [tag]throw[/tag], throw, and then throw some more balls to them opposite side the body of the golve hand. I don’t ask them to catch the ball, just to stop it. Without the glove they are not tempted to turn the glove the wrong way in order for the ball to fall in.
It creates to proper muscle memory and reaction to the ball.