Practice Routine For Catchers to Work On at Home or Practice

Catching skills and drills are often neglected at practice for other drills that cater to more general skills. Catchers need to get their work in and so below are some drills that can be worked on at home or at practice.

Sign to Stance

Give a sign and get into your receiving stance

Barehanded framing

Flip the player baseballs underhand and let them frame the ball barehanded concentrating on a quiet hand and proper set up

Catch, transfer and separate

Practice catching the ball and transferring it from your mitt to the throwing position

No hands blocking

Player practices blocking baseballs or tennis balls with hands behind back.

Blocking balls in the dirt

Player practices blocking balls center right and left

Plays at the plate

Practice receiving the ball for a force play with the throw to first and positioning yourself for a tag play

Catcher Quiz

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Learn More About Catching

Take Our Playing Catcher Quiz

Developing a Catcher

Situational Responsibilities of the Catcher

Baseball Signs and Signals

Learning the Catcher’s Stance

Dropped Third Strike

Also, see our home workout for catchers