Have players take their positions on the ï¬eld, including pitcher and catcher. Coach is at-bat.
- Make sure players are backing up bases correctly, especially outï¬elders.
How it Works
- Coach announces a situation and hits the ball to an inï¬elder who then on purpose makes either a ï¬elding or throwing error. For example, you could say â€œbunt with no one on base.â€
- The goal here is for players, especially outï¬elders, to be backing up each inï¬eld position correctly.
- On the example above, the third basemen would ï¬eld the bunt and overthrow ï¬rst base and the second basemen and right ï¬elder would need to be backing up the play.
- Without telling outfielders, you can arrange signals with the inï¬elders to indicate what type of error they should make â€“ for example, a closed ï¬st indicates a ï¬elding error, an open hand indicates a throwing error.
- Allow your inï¬elders to â€œactâ€ as they make the error and to have fun in this drill.
- You can add baserunners and create more complex situations to really test your players understanding of how to back up plays.