Helps players work on the glove side drop step and throwing side drop step fundamentals.
- Outfielders line up next to each other in outfield.
- Coach stands in front of the players
How it Works
- Players first perform a glove side drop step. Coach says “Ready Position.”
- Players stand with feet shoulder-width apart, knees bent, rock side to side, elbows are bent, glove is up, eyes looking in at the imaginary batter.
- Coach says “Drop Step.”
- Right-handers take one step back with their glove-side or left leg.
- Coach says “Go.”
- Players imagine they are finding the ball off the bat. They then turn their back to home plate and begin running.
- Players run with the glove closed to the spot the ball has been hit to. 11. After running drill to glove side, run the drill to the throwing side.
- When running, players should make believe the glove is part of their arm and keep it closed. Running with arm extended and glove open will slow them down.
- Players should run on their toes not their heels, which would make the ball appear to be bouncing in the air.
- Break down each step of the drill so players know exactly what to do.
- Instead of doing each step, coach says “drop and go” and players do it all themselves.