Outfielders work on catching both the ball hit in front of them and the ball hit behind them.

Drill Setup

  • Player and coach stand roughly 10-15 yards apart in an open space.

How it Works

  1. Coach alternates between throwing the ball in front of the player so that he has to charge in and make the shoestring catch and throwing it deep so that he has to turn his shoulders and run back to catch it.
  2. Drill continues until coach says, “Stop.”

Coaching Tips

  • When going back on a ball the outfielders’ toes, waist and chest should all be facing the outfield fence. Only their head should be turned so that they can look back at the ball.