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.

Tennis Ball Drill

For some great outfield practice I use a tennis racket & hit fly balls to my boys. The boys love this. It also helps them getting used to using two hands, the tennis balls like to bounce out of their gloves so they start using both hands. After a few practices you will notice a [...]

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. [...]