Purpose

Outfielders practice throwing to the relay person after a ball gets past them.

Set Up

  • Outfielder lines up about 5 yards from the outfield fence.
  • A coach stands on the edge of the infield.
  • An additional player stands in the infield, roughly 30-40 yards from the outfielder.
Outfielder gets the ball and throws it to the relay person.

Instructions

  1. Coach rolls the ball past the outfielder to the wall.
  2. Outfielder turns and runs and gets the ball.
  3. She makes an accurate throw to the relay person.
Outfielder gets the ball and throws it to the relay person.

Coaching Tips

  • Outfielder should field the ball with her weight on her back foot.
  • She should grab the ball with her glove and her throwing hand – she should never pick the ball up barehanded, the margin for error is too high.
  • Front shoulder is pointed directly at target when throwing.
  • A good throw will come in chest or head high to the relay person.

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