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Infield Drill to Handle Speed Teams

If you're playing that super-fast team and looking to speed up your infielders, I’ve got just the drill for you. Check out a great way to help your infielders get faster without rushing. Anybody who’s ever played a fast team knows how difficult it is...

 

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Practice – Planning

When planning your practices be sure to teach skills based on a progression going from easiest and building up to hardest. Take individual defense - the progression would be: First teach your players to Catch & Throw, then Catch &...

 

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3 Ways to Win the Close Ones

Even with incredible pitching, tight games will come down to a single play resulting in the difference of a single run. Is your defense ready? Check out 3 ways to improve your defense and win more close games. When your defense boots...

 

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How to Get More Tag Outs

Tagging runners out might seem like it has everything to do with the throw. But, you might be surprised to learn there’s a secret in how you make the tag. There’s actually an art to the way your infielders receive a...

 

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Catching – Throwing

Catchers spend most of their time throwing to players that are on the move hustling to cover a base in time to catch the ball and make the tag. To help your catchers with this idea of throwing to a...

 

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Baserunning – Leadoffs

Want an easy way to teach your baserunners when to start their leadoff? Any player that uses the rocker or sprinter start (if these terms are not familiar to you, check out our Baserunning eSkills) needs to start her...

 

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Indoor Practice

As many of you head into that part of the year when practicing indoors is your only alternative - then remember this. The next time you have to tape anything to the floor, like a base or a pitching rubber,...

 

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Fielding – 1st Base

A 1st baseman will sometimes slightly miss tagging the 1st base bag with her foot when a throw is off the mark. Since an umpire's angle on this play is usually poor, avoid having this play called "safe" by telling...

 

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