The Block Timing Catcher Drill helps catchers work on their timing for blocking. The catcher should be in full catcher’s gear for this drill. The player is going to get into standard catching position with their upper legs parallel to the ground.
The coach or partner should stand 12-18 feet in front of the catcher. The coach is going to bounce balls directly to the catcher using different speeds.
The catcher needs to react to the bouncing balls and work on their timing. The player is going to go into a blocking position. Their knees should hit the dirt when the ball bounces. The balls will be coming in at different times, so it is imperative that the catcher be alert and reactive. This drill is great for teaching catchers to better read the timing of the ball.