As a baseball player, you have to work continually to develop your fielding skills. Good fielding requires a combination of mobility, speed, agility and ball-handling skills. Most players field countless grounders or fly balls to practice and perfect their skills, but the other important components of fielding – like agility and footwork – cannot be ignored.
Baseball Fielding: 3 Agility Drills for Outfielders
The better a baseball fielder’s range and mobility, the quicker plays he can make. But range and mobility has to be developed through baseball agility drills that work on the lead and first-step burst, quickness and acceleration. Improving your agility and footwork will help you explode out of your ready position and move to the ball as quickly as possible. This increases your range and reduces errors by ensuring you have time to execute the proper fielding technique.
In the above video, we are highlighting 3 agility drills for baseball fielding that can be used for any skill level – from the beginner player just starting to learn how to play the game of baseball, to the experienced player who can use the drills to fine-tune his fielding mechanics and skills. You want to include fielding agility drills in your speed or agility workout at least once, but preferably twice a week.