The basic skill of properly gripping a ball is practiced using the “four-seam toss” drill. Your child can improve catching a ball, transferring the ball to the throwing hand, proper throwing grip, and delivering a consistent throw by practicing the fundamentals used in this drill.

Drill Explanation

  • The partner will toss the ball and the receiver will catch the ball with two hands and transition into a four-seam grip.
  • Once the thrower shows a two-hand target the receiver will toss the ball back. Continue this drill for 15-20 throws.
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