This drill helps players learn to make a leaping catch over their heads – useful for high line drives or bad throws for fellow fielders
Player and partner stand roughly 10 yards apart. Adjust the distance for different skill levels.
- The partner begins with the ball, and throws a soft line drive a few inches above the players head.
- The player jumps up to catch the ball, then returns it to the partner
- Repeat, increasing the height of the throw by a few inches each time, until the player needs to make a full jump and stretch to reach the ball with their glove.
- You can also add in a base and practice coming down with your heels on the edge of the bag (especially useful for first basemen)