Outfielders learn proper footwork to gather themselves, plant, point the glove, hop and turn, and finish.
Set three cones in an open space, approximately 1 yard apart. Player begins facing the first cone.
Progression 1 – Player hops over the cone leading with the throwing side foot (right foot for right handed players), then the glove side foot. Player lands with the body square to a target straight ahead. Repeat down and back.
Progression 2 – Player hops over the cone leading with the throwing side foot. As he brings his glove foot through he turns his shoulders sideways. Repeat down and back.
Progression 3 – Player continues the movement introduced in Progression 2 but now points his glove toward the target and raises his throwing hand up in the air into ready-to-throw position after turning sideways. Repeat down and back.
Progression 4 – Player lowers his glove to the ground prior to simulate fielding a ground ball, then goes through the complete motion introduced in Progression 3. Repeat down and back.
- Player should be landing on the balls of his feet.
- Have players go faster as they become more familiar with the drill.