Cone Catch & Hit
In this drill players will be playing on either the full size court or modified courts at the coach’s discretion.
One side will have kids throwing the ball to the player on the other side who will hit back to them and will require the kids to catch the ball in a cone or bucket out to the side (and stepping across) as if they were preparing for a forehand or backhand. This will encourage proper movement catching the ball out in front for the young players.
Swap after half way. A simple progression would be to take a step back for each player. And a simple regression would be for the hitter to do a drop-and-hit rather than hitting a ball that is being thrown to them.
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