In this photo we are practicing "lining up". It is an essential part of the beginning training steps to teach the dog to face you to watch for instructions and to keep them pushing the ball toward you to bring it to the goal.
I've discovered that the training requires a pretty high level of skill on the part of the trainer, so at this point I have as much if not more to learn than Tim. I'm not sure we will ever get to a competitive level, but we are having fun learning together. I will post more about our lessons as we progress.