Purpose: To practice focused receiving by reading numbers on tennis balls.
How it works: A catcher starts in catching position behind home plate. From 10-15 feet away, a coach tosses a numbered tennis ball to the catcher. As the ball comes toward the catcher, she must call out the number on the ball before catching it. Repeat for several reps.
Variation: For more challenge, speed up the tosses from the coach.
Requirements: One player, catcher gear, numbered tennis balls, a coach and a field