A training drill you might see, with a focus on
Pair children off with each other in a line.
Partners kneel on one knee facing each other, about 5m apart.
One partner bounces the ball with an overarm throw to the other
and vice versa.
After two successful throws each, partners each move back two
Ball should bounce high, so that the throwing arm is high.
This teaches accurate throwing,
reading of field (grass) conditions, and consideration of the
receiver when making a throw.
|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