Video:Catch and Field a Ground Ballwith Keith Stephens
One of the first skills to learn in little league is how to catch and field a ground ball. This video will show you how to teach your young athlete the proper way to catch and field a ground ball.See Transcript
Transcript:Catch and Field a Ground BallHi, my name is Keith Stephens, for About.com Parenting.Today, I'm going to show you how to teach your young athlete the proper way to field and catch a ground ball. Lets get started.
EquipmentBefore we begin here's what you will need:
- Baseball Glove
- A safe area to throw and catch
- Someone to throw and catch with
Positioning Your BodyFirst let's look at the proper way to face a ground ball. When the ball is hit directly at you, you will center yourself on the approaching ball. If you are right handed you will want your left foot to be in front and the right foot will be back.
Use Both HandsAs you field the ball you will use both hands. Your gloved hand will catch the ball, your other hand will protect it from coming out of your glove before you are ready to throw.
Transfer Ground Ball to Throwing HandAfter you catch the ball, you will grab the ball with your throwing hand and as you straighten up you begin the motion to throw the ball to the intended target.
Begin Throwing Motion Toward TargetIf the ball is hit to either side you will have to catch it backhanded or forehanded. Then you must begin your motion to throw to your intended target.
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