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    Our WRs are Getting To Work...

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    What the hell is being tossed to him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLJWales View Post
    What the hell is being tossed to him?
    pretty sure tennis balls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLJWales View Post
    What the hell is being tossed to him?

    Tennis balls from an automatic tennis ball machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShotgunDawg View Post
    pretty sure tennis balls.
    They should use golf ball. Catch that coming at them they will catch a football.

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    The third toss looks like something different maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Lambert View Post
    They should use golf ball. Catch that coming at them they will catch a football.
    Or wrenches. If you can catch a wrench you can catch a football.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Lambert View Post
    They should use golf ball. Catch that coming at them they will catch a football.

    The tennis balls are coming at them at a high velocity speed. The thinking is that if you can focus on catching those tennis balls then it should be easier and help you focus on catching a football better.

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    They should do that with their shoulder pads and helmet on.
    Just saying, that equipment is going to be there when the football is coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLJWales View Post
    The third toss looks like something different maybe.
    They are coming from a machine. So all are tennis balls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yjnkdawg View Post
    The tennis balls are coming at them at a high velocity speed. The thinking is that if you can focus on catching those tennis balls then it should be easier and help you focus on catching a football better.
    I get the theory behind it, but in a game catching a football is what matters so only practice catching footballs. I don't see our baseball team practice catching or throwing anything else other than baseballs. Our basketball team doesn't have soccer balls out on the court. Practice with what you play with.

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    We used to take bp off tennis balls coming out of a jugs machine in the gym when it was raining. If you've ever done that you know that those balls come out of that machine flat and with serious spin on them. They are hard as heck to square up with a bat and probably not to easy to catch bare handed either. It's a good drill for football or baseball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starkvegasdawg View Post
    I get the theory behind it, but in a game catching a football is what matters so only practice catching footballs. I don't see our baseball team practice catching or throwing anything else other than baseballs. Our basketball team doesn't have soccer balls out on the court. Practice with what you play with.
    Sarcasm?

    Cause if not, I think I'll trust the coach of the most prolific passing passing attack in CFB history to teach guys how to improve their catching abilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starkvegasdawg View Post
    I get the theory behind it, but in a game catching a football is what matters so only practice catching footballs. I don't see our baseball team practice catching or throwing anything else other than baseballs. Our basketball team doesn't have soccer balls out on the court. Practice with what you play with.
    There are a million drills to improve hand eye coordination which will in fact improve catching a football. There are numerous really good drills for football, basketball, and baseball that improve a skill that have zero to do with actual game play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starkvegasdawg View Post
    I get the theory behind it, but in a game catching a football is what matters so only practice catching footballs. I don't see our baseball team practice catching or throwing anything else other than baseballs. Our basketball team doesn't have soccer balls out on the court. Practice with what you play with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by starkvegasdawg View Post
    I get the theory behind it, but in a game catching a football is what matters so only practice catching footballs. I don't see our baseball team practice catching or throwing anything else other than baseballs. Our basketball team doesn't have soccer balls out on the court. Practice with what you play with.
    Yeah, I hope there are some missed sarchastericks here. This is a hand/eye drill. It helps your eyes pick up a smaller moving target. And yes baseball players do practice hitting smaller balls, like practice golf balls. It also helps the eyes pick up a smaller moving target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commercecomet24 View Post
    We used to take bp off tennis balls coming out of a jugs machine in the gym when it was raining. If you've ever done that you know that those balls come out of that machine flat and with serious spin on them. They are hard as heck to square up with a bat and probably not to easy to catch bare handed either. It's a good drill for football or baseball.
    I do defensive drills with tennis balls. Boy, its frustrating as hell for baseball players

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    Quote Originally Posted by starkvegasdawg View Post
    I get the theory behind it, but in a game catching a football is what matters so only practice catching footballs. I don't see our baseball team practice catching or throwing anything else other than baseballs. Our basketball team doesn't have soccer balls out on the court. Practice with what you play with.
    Professional cricketers often use tennis balls in their fielding drills. Tennis balls being light-weight will bounce off of your hands and won't stick to the hands. If you improve your coordination on tennis balls, catching other balls becomes really easy.

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    I have worked many NFL clinics over the years as additional support. I have been exposed to so many NFL receivers that I have lost count. The most significant bit of information I received, over the years, was vision disciplines. I was educated about how upper tiered receivers actually find the four seams of the football ten yards away from them. The receiver will actually track the spiral rotation of the seams in the nose of the ball in front of the white stripe. When a receiver tracks the ball at that level, the ball appears to slow down. If the receiver just glances at the ball, the ball appears to speed up upon arrival and bounce off the players pads. Also the receiver needs to glide while running his pattern, the body can not bounce on the stepping while running the pattern. The head bouncing causes blurring of the vision, at that level, which causes problems, the tennis ball bounces off the players pads. When I learned this over 20 years ago I used tennis balls to train vision and hand to eye coordination. Catching a tennis ball coming at a receiver 30 yards away is more difficult than a football and this forces more hand to eye coordination. This is nothing new. Thought I'd share with fellow elitedoggers?
    Last edited by coachnorm; 01-30-2020 at 11:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawgs View Post
    Sarcasm?

    Cause if not, I think I'll trust the coach of the most prolific passing passing attack in CFB history to teach guys how to improve their catching abilities.
    I think so too. The theory is the tennis balls will bounce quickly off the hand if the hands aren't soft and/or the timing of closing the hands at precisely the right moment isn't good.

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