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  • Proper hand placement is the foundation of consistently catching the football.
  • If the Football is coming to the Receiver above the belt buckle, the thumbs and the index fingers should be together.
  • If the Football is coming to the Receiver’s side, the most effective way to make the catch is by using one hand as a backstop and one hand underneath for additional support. A common mistake Receivers make in this instance is taking one arm over the top, which often causes the ball to be knocked to the ground.
  • If the Football is coming to the Receiver below the belt buckle, the pinkeys need to be together.
  • Receivers can become more consistent at catching the football by doing Fingertip pushups each time they drop a pass, working on finger dexterity and flexibility, and repeatedly catching a tennis ball with their fingertips.