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.

Beat The Ball Drill

Set up the defense and a hitter gets one soft toss from plate to put the ball in play, the harder the better, no bunting. It is the job of the defense to field it and throw to first, second, third, and home plate in succession before the runner gets around the bases. [...]

Adding Pressure To Infield Drills

We have all heard the phase “you play the way you practice” or words to that effect. So why is it we scratch our heads when one of our players blows a play in a tight ball game? Could the added pressure of the situation cause physical problems? I’ve seen players perfectly [...]

Around The Horn Drill

Here’s a nice simple infield drill. This drill covers all of the throws an infielder will make, and it is so quick paced that the players enjoy it.
Position a player at each base and home, give the catcher the ball. The players make three throws around the horn, then on the third [...]

5 Ball Drill

April 17, 2010 by Coach Todd Williams  
Filed under Infield Drills

Purpose: To practice footwork and releasing the ball quickly for the throw. An intense conditioning element is also a part of this drill.
Procedure
1. This drill can be used with any of the infielders in a variety of situations. For each position, place five balls in a line in an area where that [...]

Progression Drills

DRILL #1 – Players paired. First basemen are down first base line with gloves. Fielders (without their gloves) are two steps behind second-third baseline and two steps to the right of the right of the first basemen. Fielders place ball on baseline. Fielders assume good infield position. On signal, [...]

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