RECEIVING

Athletic Starting Position

The player is in an athletic stance. The weight is on the balls of the feet which are a little wider than shoulder width. The legs are flexed. Both hands are finger tip up giving a target. The eyes are on their throwing partner.

Receiving

The player is in an athletic stance. The body is positioned centered to the ball by moving the feet if necessary. The legs are flexed. The glove arm is flexed and close to 45 degrees prior to catching the ball. The throwing hand remains close to the glove to close the pocket. The eyes track the ball.

Receiving/Securing

The player is in an athletic stance. The body is positioned centered to the ball by moving the feet if necessary. The legs are flexed. The glove arm is flexed and close to 45 degrees upon catching the ball. The throwing hand secures the ball in the glove of the pocket. 

Receiving Off Center

The player moves their feet to try to center the ball as close as possible. The majority of the weight is transferred to the inside of the feet on the ball side with the leg flexed. The glove arm is flexed and a little more than 45 degrees prior to catching the ball. The throwing hand remians close to the glove to close the pocket. The eyes are on their throwing partner.

Body Positioning

The player opens their throwing hand foot stepping toward the ball as the back foot pivots. Both legs are flexed getting the body lower to the ground. The glove arm is flexed and pocket is open with the fingertips down prior to catching the ball. The eyes are tracking the ball.

Receiving

The player opens their throwing hand foot stepping toward the ball as the back foot continues to pivot. Both legs continue to flex getting the body down lower to the ground. The glove arm gets the necessary extension and the pocket starts to close as the ball enters the glove. The eyes remain tracking the ball.

Receiving/Securing

The player moves their feet to try to center the ball as close as possible. The majority of the weight is transferred to the inside of the feet on the ball side with the leg flexed. The glove arm is flexed and a little more than 45 degrees prior to catching the ball. The throwing hand secures the ball in the glove of the pocket. The eyes are on their throwing partner.

Securing

The player opens their throwing hand foot stepping toward the ball as the back foot continues to pivot. Both legs continue to flex getting the body down lower to the ground. The glove arm gets the necessary extension and the pocket closes to secure the ball in the glove. The eyes remain tracking the ball.

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