Purpose

To teach players how to properly communicate in the outfield on fly balls

Drill Setup

  • 2-3 players spread out in the outfield while the coach grabs a bat and some balls and heads to home plate

How it Works

  1. Coach hits fly ball into the outfield
  2. Players communicate and figure out who will take the fly ball and who will circle around behind as a backup
  3. Next 3 fielders rotate in after each at bat and repeat

Coaching Tips

  • The key is to have two different calls, a subordinate call, and a dominant call.
  • If a player hears the dominant call they must clear out of the way. However, if they hear the subordinate call and feel they have a better line on the ball, they can use the dominant call and force the other player to clear out

 

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