Practice and Drills
  • Glove Tuck Drill

    Thu, 04 Feb 2021 17:18:15 +0000

    Purpose This drill breaks down the proper mechanics of the glove tuck portion of the throw. Set Up Players line up facing coach. Instructions Players go into ?T? position with arms straight out to the sides ? glove pointing toward the target, ball hand straight back, knuckles up toward the sky. In throwing motion, players […]

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  • Blind Pivot Drill

    Mon, 18 Jan 2021 19:04:26 +0000

    Purpose Outfielders practice taking their eyes off the ball and switching their view to the opposite shoulder. Drill Setup Player and coach stand roughly 10-15 yards apart in an open space. How it Works Coach throws a high, deep fly ball. As outfielder runs back she takes her eyes off the ball and switches her […]

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  • Tennis Ball Catch

    Tue, 12 Jan 2021 13:41:35 +0000

    Purpose Develops quickness and agility out of the batter?s box Set Up You can run this drill in the infield, or set up a home plate and first base in the outfield the appropriate distance apart. Place an empty tee on home plate. Players line up at home plate. Coach stands 10 feet up the […]

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  • Line Drive Drill

    Tue, 05 Jan 2021 18:03:03 +0000

    Purpose Outfielders work on catching the line drive and then transferring their weight toward the target. Drill Setup Player and coach line up 5 to 10 yards apart. How it Works Coach says, “Go.” Player takes off sprinting across the outfield. Coach throws a line drive in front of the player. Player catches the ball […]

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  • Fast Hands Drill

    Mon, 14 Dec 2020 14:23:23 +0000

    Purpose Develops fast hands for hitting. Set Up Batter gets into stance at home plate or another location on field. Coach stands to batter’s side. Instructions Batter gets into stance. She grips her bat by taking her bottom hand and moving it all the way up to the top of the bat handle. Then she […]

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  • Trash Can Relay

    Mon, 07 Dec 2020 14:03:15 +0000

    Purpose To help improve throwing accuracy and ability to get a ball from outfield to the infield. Set Up Divide players into two teams. Position one team in a line in right center and another team in left center. One player from each team should take a position in the infield (as shown). Place a […]

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  • Backhand Drill

    Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:39:17 +0000

    Purpose To practice fielding the ball with a backhanded catch. (Note: a backhand catch is when a player has to cross their body with the glove hand in order to catch the ball. This is a critical defensive skill all infielders must master). Set Up Divide your players up into single file lines based on […]

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  • Half Swing with Weighted Ball

    Wed, 11 Nov 2020 16:56:33 +0000

    Purpose Pitchers develop forearm and wrist strength. They also improve timing of lower body and upper body. Drill Setup Pitchers stand about halfway from normal pitching distance (15-20 feet) holding a weighted ball. Catcher is standing up. How it Works Pitcher makes a half-swing, bringing the pitching arm to 11 o’clock (without the full windup). […]

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  • Half Field Game (Left Side)

    Tue, 03 Nov 2020 18:57:56 +0000

    Purpose This game uses only the left side of the field (from the second baseman?s fielding position to the left field foul line) to set up specific baserunning and fielding situations for your team to practice. Set Up Divide your team into three groups . Team 1 includes the catcher, fungo hitter and third baseman. […]

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  • Long Distance Drive

    Tue, 27 Oct 2020 14:50:54 +0000

    Purpose Pitchers practice taking a good long stride toward home. Drill Setup Pitcher stands four or five big steps behind the pitching rubber. (45-50 feet) Catcher is behind home plate. How it Works Pitcher stands with hips open. She shifts weight onto her back leg and brings her front knee up into the air. She […]

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