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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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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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How a Trashcan Will Improve Your Defense

Discover how the lowly trashcan will improve your defense, by helping to create throwing lanes. From doubleplays to bunts, fielders have to make plays by throwing around runners. While this isn’t easy, it’s now easier to practice using a simple trashcan. Middle...

 

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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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