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Catching is a manipulative skill that involves being able to absorb and control the force of an object with a part of the body, preferably the hands.

The ability to catch proficiently is important to most sports and games that involve an object.

  • Watch the object move into your hands.
  • Cup your hands.
  • Move to the object.
  • Relax your hands.
  • Point your fingers up for a high ball.
  • Point your fingers down for a low ball.
  • Bend elbows to absorb the force of the object.