Purpose: To work on transferring from receiving to throwing position.
How it works: Draw a “t” in the dirt or find turf field lines to use as alignment aids. The catcher starts in a low receiving position, toes on the parallel line and feet straddling the perpendicular one. A coach tosses a tennis ball to the catcher from about 10 feet away. The catcher receives the ball then pops up into standing position, transferring her feet from the parallel line to the perpendicular one to get into proper throwing position. The catcher then tosses the ball back to the coach. Repeat for several reps.
Variation: To practice getting the wrist back when throwing, have players toss the ball behind them at the top of their throwing position instead of tossing the ball forward.
Requirements: One player, catcher gear, tennis balls and a coach