Baseball Practice Drills – Short Hop Drill

This is one of the practice drills we do a lot especially if we have several errors where the ball goes under our glove in a game or during practice. The drill is called the Short Hop Drill.

Short Hop Drill
You start 3 players at 2nd base and you have 3 players at 3rd base.
The 1st one in line at 3rd starts with the ball and throws a short hop to the first player in line at 2nd.

The player who throws the ball goes to the end of the line, or to make it a little harder, you can have him run to the end of line at 2nd, running to his throwing hand side.

The player who received the ball at 2nd now throws a short hop to the person in line at 3rd.

We make it a little more interesting by having a friendly competition against each other. We usually play the first to 20 with out a drop.

This drill has really helped cut down on the errors. Our whole team does this drill.

I have the outfielders go against the infielders and they really enjoy beating them. Now when they have a short hop hit to them in the game they play the ball instead of the ball playing them.

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