By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
In this youth drill Glen Ridge (NJ) High School Assistant Coach, Paul Schwern, teaches players to scoop through ground balls with their heads up in order to survey the field. In a game, this will help your players avoid the opponent and dodge any hits. Players will be able to look and find their teammates much easier when using this drill.
Overview: Coach rolls a ground ball to an approaching player and holds a specific number of fingers up in the air. Once they scoop up the ball they will call out how many fingers coach is holding up.
Player Movements: The players must scoop up the ball and must then bring their head up.
Drill Essentials: The players should have their head up as soon as they get the groundball.
Drill Tips: It is important to cradle shoulder to shoulder.