Outfielders practice taking their eyes off the ball and switching their view to the opposite shoulder.

Drill Setup

  • Player and coach stand roughly 10-15 yards apart in an open space.

Blind Pivot Softball Fielding Drill

How it Works

  1. Coach throws a high, deep fly ball.
  2. As outfielder runs back she takes her eyes off the ball and switches her view to the opposite shoulder.
  3. She then picks the ball back up with her eyes and gets into position to make the catch.

Coaching Tips

  • Remember, when outfielders are running back on a ball their toes, waist and chest should all be pointed toward the outfield fence.
  • Outfielders should be making a quick turn of the head – from looking over one shoulder to looking over the other.