Recovery Quickness DrillCatching|2min
THE SET UP: A coach or partner is behind the catcher with a racquetball or another bouncy type of ball in hand. The catcher assumes their blocking position, on two knees, chest forward and mitt down covering the “5-hole.” Although the catcher should be tucking their chin during the blocking process, for the purpose of this drill, the catcher keeps their eyes forward in preparation for the ball to bounce. THE EXECUTION: The coach or partner will toss the ball in front of the catcher at a different height and location for each rep. When the catcher sees the ball in front of them, they recover as quickly as possible, attempting to get to the ball before it bounces twice. The number of bounces can be adjusted if necessary. THE PURPOSE: The purpose is for the catcher to improve their quickness and technique utilized during the recovery after a block process. REPS & SETS: I recommend performing 2-3 sets of 10-15 reps depending on what drills/exercises you have done before and what drills and exercises you are going to do after. The catcher does not need to throw during this drill.