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Fielding Drills: Over the shoulder number

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Purpose: To practice both underarm pickup returns and catching a high ball over the shoulder.

Description: This drill is done in pairs and is a good fielding warm up. The players stand 20m opposite each other with one ball. The player with the ball rolls the ball along the ground so his partner can pick up the ball and underarm it back. Once the ball has been returned it is instantly thrown back over the players head so a catch can be taken over the shoulder. The drill can then be repeated for the other player.

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