The basic skill of fielding a ground ball is practiced using the “knee groundballs” drill. Your child can improve hand-eye coordination, glove placement, ball control, and confidence when fielding a ball away from the body by practicing the fundamentals used in this drill.

Drill Explanation

  • Players assume a kneeling position (on the edge of the grass if at a ball field or, if not, make sure on a level surface.)
  • Roll balls along the ground to the player from a distance between 5 and 15 feet, depending on the skill level of the player.
  • Players will use “alligator hands” to field the ball.
  • Players will work on backhand fielding out front and to their glove side.
player catching a ground ball
mother rolling ball