This advanced fielding drill focuses on making sure players are low in the ready position to save a second in getting to the ball.

Drill Setup

  • Player lines up in ready position.
Player in ready position

How it Works

1. Coach rolls the ball to the player’s side so that he must use his backhand to field the ball.

Player uses his backhand to field the ball.

2. He catches the ball and throws to the nearby base.

Player throws to base

Coaching Tips

  • Throwing side foot must be forward when fielding a backhand.
  • Head is down. Eyes should watch the ball all the way into the glove.