By Glenn Cecchini, Raissa Cecchini, Jeff Walker
One hundred and one amazing drills for baseball gamers in any respect aggressive degrees and all facets of performs. Covers infielder drills, catcher drills, outfielder drills, in addition to drills for hitting and pitching. comprises dozens of images.
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Description: Three locations exist at which a ground ball may be hit toward an infielder; directly at him, to his backhand side, or to his glove side. The drill begins with an infielder standing in the ready position. The right-handed infielder should place his left foot slightly forward of the right foot while he keeps his feet shoulder width apart. Three balls are placed on the ground in front of the player. One baseball is placed 10 to 15 feet directly in front of him. A second baseball is placed 10 to 15 feet to his right, and a third baseball is placed 10 to 15 feet to his left.
Let it go foul). Once the ball is actually in foul territory, the infielder should position himself in foul territory and sweep up the ball so that the umpire calls the ball foul. Coaching Point: The feeder should roll the ball as close to the line as possible. Page 30 Drill #22: Infield Pop-Up Drill Objective: To teach the infielder how to position himself to catch an infield pop-up. Equipment Needed: A crate of baseballs; a glove; a pitching machine. Location: Baseball field. Description: The coach sets up a pitching machine so that it will send pop-up fly balls into the air.
Emphasis point: The second baseman should feed the ball to the shortstop. Page 15 Drill #7: Front End-Backhand Drill Objective: To teach the technique of fielding using the backhand and turning a double play. Equipment Needed: A crate of baseballs; a base. Location: In the infield around second base. Description: The feeder should kneel on the ground or sit on a crate in the infield grass. The infielder who will be the frontend of the double play should assume the ready position and await the toss of the ball.
101 Championship Baseball Drills by Glenn Cecchini, Raissa Cecchini, Jeff Walker