This drill is part of the PitchVision Academy fielding drills series, for more in this series click here.
Purpose: A realistic way to practice slip catching for the whole cordon. This drill requires a well practiced coach to make it worthwhile.
Description: The feeder throws the ball hard so it reaches the coach at chest height, wide to the off side. The coach deflect cuts the ball with a bat into the slip cordon for catches. The slips return the ball to the feeder.
Safety note: This is an advanced drill where the ball is travelling very quickly. It’s vital players are ready before the ball is throw. The coach should also wear batting gloves.
Variations: Underarm throws can be used to simulate slip catches. A left handed coach can help slip catching to left handers.