The basic skill of proper glove and throwing hand placement is practiced using the “21” drill. Your child can improve catching a ball, transferring the ball to the throwing hand, and delivering a consistent throw by practicing the fundamentals used in this drill.

Drill Explanation

Play a game of catch by keeping score and the first to 21 wins.

Each throw is worth points.

  • If the throw is directly to the two-hand target at chest level, it is worth three (3) points.
  • If the throw is a little outside of the two-hand target, it is worth two (2) points.
  • If the throw is well outside, then it is worth one (1) point.

Every throw is worth at least one point.

player ready to catch ball