Category Archives: Baseball Fielding Drills

Every youth baseball practice should devote some time to baseball fielding drills. Make sure you include tactical fielding drills that teach your players how to handle bunts, attempted stolen bases, throwing runners out at home, double plays, force outs, and run-down situations.

One Knee Fielding Drill

one knee baseball fielding drill

The One Knee Fielding Drill is great for outfielders to gain confidence in fielding ground balls.  This particular fielding drill teaches players to field the ground ball with one knee down, keeping the body in front of the ball. **Note that this technique is used only when there are NO runners on base. Coaching Points:…

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Catch and Crow Hop Drill for Baseball Fielding

crow hop baseball fielding drill

The purpose of the crow hop is to get a little more momentum and velocity on your ball.  As on outfielder, you have to throw the ball further than an infielder – sometimes a throw can be 120 feet! – so it’s important for you to get a little momentum to get up in the…

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“Charge The Ball” Fielding Drill

charge the ball fielding drill

This fielding drill demonstrates the correct technique to use when a runner is on base. When there is a man on 2nd base and there’s a ground ball hit out to the outfielder, the fielder has to come to the ball with his glove out to the side of his foot, right into a crow…

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“Around The World” Throwing & Infield Drill

around the world infield drill

Purpose This infield drill focuses on the throws that infielders are required to make during a game. The catcher will work on throws down to second and third, the middle infielders will work on turning two, and the corner infielders will work on throws home and across the diamond. Set Up This infield drill is…

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The Quick Hands & Feet Fielding Drill Set

quick hands and feet fielding drill set

Check out these 2 awesome fielding drills for quick hands and feet, that focus on shuffling and fielding with proper technique, and strong throwing action. Fielding Drill for Quick Feet: “Whistle Shuffle” The players line up in two lines and the baseball coach has a whistle.  The coach blows the whistle and the team begins…

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