THE SET UP: A coach or partner is sitting, kneeling or standing approximately 15-20 feet in front of a catcher who is in full gear, with between 6-10 balls nearby, ready to roll to the catcher. The drill is preferably performed on a smooth surface free of bumps and divots. THE EXECUTION: The coach or partner rolls the ball at different speeds and to different locations in front of the catcher. The catcher focuses on getting the mitt down first, directly behind the ball, while then allowing their body to drop in behind their mitt. THE PURPOSE: The purpose is for the catcher to practice getting their mitt down and keeping it down while performing a block. Due to the fact that the ball is rolling, if the catcher lifts their mitt, the ball will roll under resulting in a failed block. REPS & SETS: I recommend performing 2-3 sets of 10-15 reps at the beginning of your blocking drill progression.