101 Championship Baseball Drills (101 Drills) by Glenn Cecchini, Raissa Cecchini, Jeff Walker

By Glenn Cecchini, Raissa Cecchini, Jeff Walker

One hundred and one magnificent drills for baseball gamers in any respect aggressive degrees and all points of performs. Covers infielder drills, catcher drills, outfielder drills, in addition to drills for hitting and pitching. comprises dozens of images.

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Emphasis point: The catcher should move in the direction that the coach points. Page 48 Drill #38: Blocking the Curve Ball Drill Objective: To improve the catcher's blocking technique when facing a curve ball in the dirt. Equipment Needed: A pitching machine; catcher's protective gear. Location: Home plate. Description: The coach sets the pitching machine to throw a curve ball. The pitching machine can simulate a curve ball from both a right-handed pitcher and a left-handed pitcher. When simulating a curve ball into the dirt from a left-handed pitcher, the rotation of the ball will cause the ball to bounce back to the catcher's right.

The fielding player should round his path to the ball so that his momentum is toward the direction in which he is throwing. To barehand field the ball, a right-handed fielder should field the ball just outside of his right foot. After barehand fielding the ball, the player should take an additional step with his left foot and throw the ball to first base. The infielder should quickly throw the ball to first base. Page 29 Drill #21: Foul Ball Drill Objective: To improve the infielder's decision-making skills on fielding the ball that is hit down the line.

Staying to the back of the base allows the shortstop to turn his body and get in the proper position to make the throw to first base. The shortstop's hands should be held at chest level, forming a "W" with his palms facing the ball and his fingers pointing to the sky. After receiving the toss and dragging his foot across the back point of the base, the shortstop should simulate the throw to first base as he hops over an imaginary player who is sliding into second base. When the ball hits his glove, the backend receiver should use the middle finger of his glove-hand to push the ball out of the glove.

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