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.