The basic skill of fielding a ground ball is practiced using the “alligator hands” drill. Your child can improve hand-eye coordination, confidence, range of motion, and footwork by practicing the fundamentals used in this drill.

Drill Explanation

  • Players will be in an athletic fielding position. Torso lowered, knees bent, glove hand down towards the ground.
  • Roll balls to players once they are in proper fielding position.
  • Players will field the ball out in front of their body with glove hand down and throwing hand on top simulating an “alligator mouth.”
  • Players will work on pulling the glove and ball into their stomach to set up their throwing motion.
sb player catching ground ball
adult rolling ball