RAPID FIRE DROP DRILL
PURPOSE: To teach developing players not to panic after a misplay, and provide an opportunity to practice picking a ball up from the ground and make an accurate throw.
EQUIPMENT: Glove and Ball
SET-UP: Depending on age/ability, players should be approximately 30-60 feet apart.
EXECUTION: Players throw the ball back and forth to one another as fast as possible. As player receives the ball, they drop it on purpose. As the ball is dropped, player quickly and calmly pick up the ball and return the throw. Generally speaking, if the ball is not moving player can pick the ball up with their bare hand, if the ball is in motion the glove may be used as well.
COACHING TIPS: To make this drill even more fun and effective put your players in a competitive situation by having them race to a certain number or throws or set up a timed challenge where players count out how many throws they can make in an allotted time.
"Too many times I've seen players drop the ball, panic, pick the ball up and make a bad throw. I doubt they ever practiced the Rapid Fire Drop Drill."
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