This is an exercise to develop balance and catching skills


  • The player stands on an unstable object like a wobble board or cushion
  • Another player or the coach throws the ball from different positions and at different heights for the player to catch
  • Using two wobble boards work in pairs
  • Challenge the players to continue the exercise while standing on one leg
  • Use a smaller ball and a one-handed throw to challenge the catcher further

Key Points

  • Stand upright; place one foot in front of the other and bend the knees slightly


  • An inventory of equipment to support ABC exercises is available in the Resources section