Bucket Drill

May 1, 2010 by Coach Todd Williams  
Filed under Fielding Drills

This is a fun, productive drill, especially for younger kids, though older kids can gain benefit from it too. It focuses on the importance of getting rid of the ball in a hurry. Split your squad into two teams. Line the first team up, one behind another, at the shortstop position. Take the second [...]

Off Wall Drill

April 28, 2010 by Coach Todd Williams  
Filed under Outfield Drills

Players partner up, with one player close to the outfield wall. One player throws the ball up towards the wall, while the fielding player must react to catch the ball in the air, locating the wall, realize the ball must be played off the wall and react accordingly, or scale the wall and keep the [...]

Angle Drill

April 28, 2010 by Coach Todd Williams  
Filed under Outfield Drills

Players pair up across from one another some distance away. Players take turns throwing balls to one another at extreme angles. Outfielders must run hard, cut off ball angle, then field the ball and come up with a good crow hop and throw the ball back, etc.

Over-Shoulder Drill

April 28, 2010 by Coach Todd Williams  
Filed under Outfield Drills

Outfielders line up in a single line. The first player up starts sprinting downfield, while another player throws the ball at different angles, making the outfielder react at catching the ball at different spots. Players rotate positions.

Ground Balls Drill

April 28, 2010 by Coach Todd Williams  
Filed under Outfield Drills

Players form a line down the field behind one another. The first player faces another player downfield, who throws a hard grounder to the outfielder. Depending on which technique is called, the outfielder will side straddle catch and come up throwing, or use the drop knee technique and come up throwing.

Run Downs Drill

Players line up in groups of three, spread evenly apart. The player in the middle, is the baserunner. One player holds ng the ball begins running towards the baserunner, simulating a rundown situation. We make one throw and a tag. Players rotate positions.

Infield Cover Drill

April 28, 2010 by Coach Todd Williams  
Filed under Infield Drills

All infielders line up at the second base and shortstop positions. A player in front of the base rolls the ball to either 2B or SS. who in turn throws to the opposite player covering the bag, then turns double-play pivot.

Pop Flies Drill

April 28, 2010 by Coach Todd Williams  
Filed under Infield Drills

Infielders partner up. One player throws a fly ball over the other player’s head. making him open step up. drop back while keeping eye contact with the ball. and square body up under ball to make the catch. You can also have players practice catching the ball over the shoulder from this position.

Back Hand Drill

April 28, 2010 by Coach Todd Williams  
Filed under Infield Drills

Infielders partner up, rolling the ball to each other to their immediate left or right and practice proper glove side and backhand fielding techniques.

Glove Hand Drill

April 28, 2010 by Coach Todd Williams  
Filed under Infield Drills

Infielders partner up, rolling the ball to each other to their immediate left or right and practice proper glove side and backhand fielding techniques.

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