Cutoff Drill

This drill covers the proper footwork and body rotation needed to perform a fast cutoff and eliminate any unnecessary steps while turning and throwing the ball .

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Short Hop Showdown

Here's a great drill to practice proper fielding technique for short hops. This drill is effective because it forces players to focus on the bouncing ball all the way into their glove. It also reduces the tendency for players to look up before the short hop is securely in their glove.

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Footwork Tennis

In this drill that focuses on improves fielding footwork (crossover, drop step), players throw pop flies from one side of the “tennis court” to the other.

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GOOOOOAL!

Here's a fun, competitive game that practices throwing and fielding - it encourages good ground ball fielding fundamentals!

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Bobble Ball Drill

This drill teaches players to pick the ball up with the bare hand, which will save 1-2 seconds on the player’s throw. To adjust the difficulty of this drill, have the player start with her back to the coach, then turn around on the sound of the hit.

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Throwing and Catching with the Glove

This drill is all about exercising the proper fundamentals of throwing and catching with a glove. Players should be using all their fundamentals — stepping toward the target, presenting a target window and catching with two hands.

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Charge Ball Drill

This drill simulates a play when the game is on the line. There is no time to catch the ball two-handed. Player must field the ball onehanded to the side of her body and come up throwing immediately. Speed is imperative in this drill.

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