A training drill you might see, with a focus on
Form groups of five or six with one player in the centre of a
circle formed by the others. The circle of players lies on the
ground, face down.
The centre player throws the ball into the air as high as they
can, and at the same time calls the name of one of the other
The named player jumps up, locates the ball and catches it. That
player then goes to the centre. Repeat.
Winning group is the one who makes the most catches in 8
This drill teaches team-building
as well as catching skills. Early in the season, it will help
team members learn each other's names as well.
|Teaching basic skills
is one of the goals of our TeeBall programme.
skills, because they involve fundamental body mechanics, can be taken to
any sport your child chooses later on.
TeeBall has long been
regarded as one of the best way to gain these skills at an early age. In
fact, back when baseball was a winter sport in Australia, many of our
Sheffield Shield and Test cricketers played it to hone their skills and
develop new techniques during the off-season.
All Hills clubs have at
least one accredited club official who oversees training of
parent-coaches, and who will assist in training schedules, lesson plans,
and general guidance. This accreditation involves sports science and
world's best practice in injury risk management, as well as knowledge of
the game itself.
Together with clinics
run by Hills itself for both players and coaches, your child is in good