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"Left Side Ground Ball Drill
Goal:
Teach fielders how to react to the second base runners on these ground balls.
Drill:
With a runner on second and the infield in position, the coach uses the "Ground Ball Options" to hit a ground ball to the left side of the infield. The runners attempt to get to third base, the fielders attempt get the out at first without the runner advancing."

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"Bunting Drill
Goal:
 Teach the team to defend the bunt in all types of situations.
Drill:  
Divide the team into bunters and base runners with the infielders, including the pitcher, and catchers in position.  Either the coach or a pitchers throws a pitch to the hitter with runners on base in all the "Men on Base Situations."  The runners goal is getting to the next base, the defensive goal is keeping the runner from moving up, but getting the out."



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Effective Defensive Drills
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In this 8 panel brochure, Softball Parents, Developmental League Coaches and Self-Coached Players discover ways to develop team defensive skills for these positions and situations

  • outfielders,

  • infielders,

  • double plays,

  • stealing situations and

  • special situations

that professional coaches use to teach their players.  

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