Sunday, February 3, 2013

Clap The Bounce

Clap The Bounce is from a PTR 10 and Under booklet. It adds variations to the Bounce, Catch activity most coaches are familiar with. Best with young beginners.

Player tosses ball to eye level, lets it bounce, then catches it. Once they are proficient at this, add a clap when the ball bounces. Or,

  • Clap when ball reaches its highest point
  • Clap when ball reaches eye level


  • Ask them to toss as high as they can
  • Call out 'Up' when it is traveling up, 'Down' when it is falling, and perhaps Bounce and Catch at the appropriate times. 
  • Play with a partner - two players share one ball.