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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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Defensive Strategy: Fielding Tip

Teach your Left and Right fielders that anytime a ball is hit between where they're playing and the foul line, that the ball is going to keep moving toward the line. Too often outfielders chase a ball like this and...

 

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Catching – Throwing Footwork

When making a throw down to 2nd base, your catcher will probably need different footwork on an inside pitch than when she catches an outside pitch. Whenever a catcher receives the ball away from her throwing hand she can't take...

 

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Bang the Bucket – Throwing Drill

Do you feel like your team practices throwing all the time only to lose games because they can’t throw? Discover how this Bang the Bucket Drill will reinforce accuracy instead of simply release. Throwing a ball involves more than simply releasing...

 

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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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3 Tips for Young Catchers

While catchers don’t seem to get a lot of coaching, they are HUGELY important to the outcome of a game. A great catcher helps make a great pitcher so discover 3 things to improve your catcher today! Catching involves lots of...

 

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Catching – Framing

To help your catchers improve their framing have them work on catching the "outside" part of the ball. Start them with their glove off and just working on hand position to the ball from a short distance using easy tosses...

 

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Catching – Catching

"Invite the pitch" is a great way to think about how a catcher should set up for a pitcher. Everything the catcher does from her body positioning to how she holds her glove should be to help "invite the pitch"...

 

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Fielding – Fielding and Receiving

To help your players do a better job of fielding groundballs, receiving throws and making quicker throws have them practice keeping their eyebrows level at all times. Whenever your players are fielding or catching a ball if their eyebrows stay...

 

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