I received this suggestion for a [tag]baseball catching drill[/tag] from Rich. Great [tag]baseball[/tag] [tag]drill[/tag] to teach your players how to handle [tag]catching[/tag] into the sun.
Drill: Sun Ball
Give players practice at catching [tag]fly balls[/tag] that go into the sun.
baseballs, softer training balls, or tennis balls for young players
Pair players up and have them stand about 15 – 20 yards apart. Position the players so the sun is directly behind one player.
The player with the sun on his back will [tag]throw[/tag] the ball to the other player as a fly ball, trying to arch it so it will be in the sun for the other player.
The player [tag]fielding[/tag] the ball will use his glove to protect his eyes and catch the fly ball. Remind players to look below their glove for the ball as it gets in the sun. Have each player throw a few fly balls and then switch.