TBB Essential Drills Series #1 – Mike Candrea Ground Ball Work

I’ve liked this drill since the first time I saw it.  The principles Coach Candrea covers related to progression, precision, and energy are terrific.  I especially like the back to back to basics approach of simply rolling the balls to the players for several rounds before hitting to them.  Mixing in forehands, backhands, choppers, one-hoppers, slow rollers, etc, is a great way to give players experience in different scenarios, and the throwing aspect reminds them that a complete defensive play consists of two parts – the catch, and the throw.


 

The TBB Great Drills series is where I’ll list out some drills that I’ve found incredibly useful in my years.  Feel free to share some of your favorites in the comments!