Outfielders work on making the shoestring catch on balls hit in front of them.
- Player and coach stand roughly 10-15 yards apart in an open space.
How it Works
- Coach throws a ball in front of the outfielder.
- Outfielder charges in and tries to make the shoestring catch.
- Once she catches the ball she rolls it back to the coach and then runs back out to her outfield position.
- Outfielder should keep glove extended at knee height and have eyes on the ball. She should then shovel the glove out to catch the ball.
- Reassure outfielders that if the ball hits in front of them it won’t bounce higher than knee height.
- Players should work on catching both balls in the air and that have bounced off the ground.