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.

The Infield Snake Warm-Up Drill

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Purpose: This is a great warm-up drill that players really enjoy. The goal is to complete the drill without missing a ball. This drill can also be performed with line drives and pop-ups. Set Up: Start with a player at every infield position except for pitcher. Extra players queue up behind each of the infield…

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The “BOX”

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Drill Type: Team Conditioning Drill Purpose: The purposes of this team conditioning drill is: 1) Hitters learn to hit the ball from gap to gap hard on the ground or on a line 2) Infielders get ground ball work live off the ball 3) Outfielders get fly ball work and learn to communicate. Execution: Take…

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Fly Ball Drill for Confident Fielding!

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Many players want to catch fly balls in a “basket catch form” (arm straight out and palm to the sky).  I converted an old basketball drill to help young players use the correct form.  This fly ball drill will build confidence  to catch fly balls and use the proper technique. 1.  Have the player lay…

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The Drag Bunt

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A drag bunt can be particularly effective when there is a runner on second, or first and second, and no outs. It is also an effective play when the third baseman is playing deep and you have a runner on third with two outs. Set Up In this baseball hitting situation, the third baseman is…

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One Knee Fielding Drill

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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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