Attraper la balle comme un oeuf
White Cap – Receiving
With a coach standing in front of the player at five (5) feet, throw the ball underhand to the player. At this stage, look for players who can receive the ball using both hands.
Below is a drill that can be used to prepare players for this task:
“CATCH THE BALL LIKE AN EGG”
Goal: Help players absorb the ball when catching it
Description: With a partner or a coach located in front of the player at a distance of 6 feet, throw the ball underhand to the player. Look for players who will catch the ball with two hands. Place players opposite each other at a distance of 6 feet. With players on 2 knees, and bare handed, have the players play catch throwing the ball under hand. For younger players, it would be a good idea to match a player with a parent.
Variation and progression:
A. On both knees, use foam balls
B. On both knees, no glove, use a bigger ball
C. On both knees, no glove, use tennis balls
D. Standing up, no glove, use tennis balls or bigger ball, throw with one bounce.
E. Same as A-C but standing up.
F. Add a glove, on knees or standing
G. Use a bucket to try to catch the ball
Reach out for the ball
Bring hands towards the body when catching the ball
Equipment: Several types of balls (minimum 1 per player)