Purpose

Outfielders learn proper footwork to gather themselves, plant, point the glove, hop and turn, and finish.

Set Up

Set three cones in an open space, approximately 1 yard apart. Player begins facing the first cone.

Execution

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.

Coaching Tips

  • Player should be landing on the balls of his feet.
  • Have players go faster as they become more familiar with the drill.

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