Purpose

Outfielders learn to run through the catch to properly transfer to the throw.

Set Up

  • Set two cones approximately 3 yards apart, and a target 15-20 yards away. Coach and player stand behind the first cone.

Instructions

  1. Player lines up at front cone.
  2. Coach stands next to player with a softball in her hand.
  3. Coach says, “Go.”
  4. Player goes backward to second cone.

    Player goes backward
  5. Coach tosses softball into the air.
  6. Player times her move forward so that she catches the ball as she is running, then makes an accurate throw to the target.
    Player times the catch

    Player makes the catch moving forward

Coaching Tips

  • This drill is all about timing – player should keep her feet moving and explode forward through the ball so that she has momentum for the throw.
  • After the catch the player should be bring her glove hand and throwing hand back like she is going to throw the ball.

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