Cricket: Catch and Duck

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DESCRIPTION

This drill is designed to test your players reactions and is also a chance for them to work on their catching technique too.

Get into groups of 4/5

The batter / coach hits the ball and the first player takes the catch, and ducks down, still holding ball.

The second player must now catch the ball from the batter and then duck, facing chest down on the turf.

Player 3 does the same and so on...

COACHING POINTS

Players must focus on getting head position correct (still as possible) and encourage players not to lean backwards when catching.

Players can experiment with reverse hands too (concentrate on either fingers pointing downwards or in reverse position.)

Progression:

Can be done with cricket balls for more advanced players, though tennis balls are recommended.

Can be done with one handed catching.

Can be done with players starting from floor and having to spring up to take catch.

Can be done with players having to throw ball back to coach.

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