This is a great T-Ball drill right from Marty Schupak's best selling book T-Ball Skills & Drills that is non‒threatening to players who may have a fear of getting hurt. Roll up a few newspapers, and do it right in front of your players. They will have fun with this. Have a catch with the newspaper ball with his players. The newspaper is lighter, and moves slower than a baseball. Players will have a great shot at being successful in this drill. This is a progression drill when introducing the skill of catching early on to your child. Remember, kids of all ages love to use props. The players can help the coach roll up the newspapers. A variation is to use the rolled up newspapers to hit with a plastic bat. The key the coach should emphasize is to just make contact with the newspaper, not concerned with where or how far it goes. The players should also help pick up the newspaper in‒between rounds. This is another example of taking a common household item and creating a drill with it. The rolled up newspaper is very safe, either catching it or hitting it.