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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
April 19, 2010 by Coach Todd Williams
Filed under Baseball Coaching Drills, Baseball Conditioning Drills, Baseball Drills, Baseball Practice Drills, Baserunning Drills, Batting Drills, Fielding Drills, Hitting Drills, Infield Drills, Outfield Drills, Throwing Drills
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. [...]