When coaching youth football, try this drill called catching triangle. This is the basic way for kids to learn to catch a ball.
What you need – pair up, or put players in groups of three to throw the ball back and forth.
How this drill works – Passes should be caught with fingers outstretched and palms out, with the index fingers and thumbs nearly meeting to create a triangle window. Once caught, the ball should be brought down and secured to the body.
Result – Kids will have the football basics for catching the ball.