In today’s video blog post, I want to share with you a favorite baseball agility drill – the “Quick Feet” Drill. This baseball agility drill provides a great opportunity to work on footwork and being able to change directions very rapidly and comfortably – both from right to left and left to right. It also forces players to keep their eye on the ball, which is always a good thing. Be sure to emphasize to your players never to turn their back on the ball.
Breaking Down the “Quick Feet” Baseball Agility Drill:
- You’re going to be going from one direction to the other as rapidly as you can
- Perform this drill initially without a glove
- Pay close attention to the cut from right to left or left to right
- Creep. Quick feet. Switch. Ball.
- The same techniques that apply to any part of the outfield also apply here
- Run light on the feet, making sure to track the ball all the way into the glove
- Always be sure to call the ball. We always call it three times to make sure that our partners can hear us and we don’t end up with a collision.
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