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Effective Fielding Drills

Goal: Teach infielders to get the ball off as quickly as possible after catching the ball.
Drill: With partners about 20-25 feet apart, the partners catch and throw the ball back and forth as quickly as possible. The fielders make sure they use their feet to square off their shoulders to make strong throws to their partners. The coach can set up a competition counting the number of times the pairs successfully throw the ball back and forth."

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Goal: Teach the fielders to extend their gloves when fielding the ball.
Drill: With a bat perpendicular to a group of players, players about 6' from the bat and a coach on the other side of the bat, the coach rolls a ball into the bat. The players move forward, field the ball, then sprint to the coach dropping the ball at the coach's feet. The coach then rolls a ball to the next player. A point system can be set up to make this drill more competitive."

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Effective Fielding Drills

In this 8 panel brochure, Baseball Parents, Developmental League Coaches and Self-Coached Players discover ways to develop muscle memory when fielding with these fielding drills ..

  • general fielding drills,

  • catching and throwing drills,

  • middle infielder drills and

  • outfielder drills

that professional coaches use to teach their players.  

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