The 5-ball drill:
The coach has 5 balls in hand and athlete stands about 5 yards away, facing the coach. Each ball is thrown in a different direction and after each catch is made receiver gets rid of the ball quickly (off to the side) and gets ready for the next ball. Coach should toss the ball in a 15 foot radius varying the types of tosses: shoestring, line drives, and over the shoulder catches. With advanced athletes challenge them with diving catches. This drill promotes agility and the ability to change direction and cover ground.