The basic skill of hand-eye coordination is practiced using the “same-side toss” drill. Your child can improve dexterity, tracking the ball with their eyes, grip on the ball, and transferring the ball to the throwing hand by practicing the fundamentals used in this drill.

Drill Explanation

  • Partners will face each other from at between 5 and 10 feet, depending on the skill level of the player.
  • Each partner has a ball in their right hand. Partners toss the ball at the same time to their partner’s left hand.
  • Throws are continuous and will alternate hands after ten (10) throws on each hand.
  • Do this drill to improve hand-eye coordination, while working on the transition on the ball to the throwing hand.