Drill Type: Throwing Drill
This is a simple throwing drill that is great for improving arm strength and assessing your best outfield throwers.
- You can either have your entire infields and outfields out on the field, or just work one side at a time, depending on your available time and space.
- To keep the drill controlled, do the batting yourself, and just toss yourself up easy lobs.
- Hit the ball deep into the outfield.
- Your outfielder should scoop up the ball easily, but now we want to get the ball to home.
- If the ball is in the left outfield, your shortstop should come right out to the grass line of the infield, and if were on the right side, itâ€™ll be the 2nd baseman. Regardless though, the shortstop or 2nd baseman should be calling for the ball, communicating to both the outfielder and the rest of their teammates that theyâ€™ll be getting the ball.
- From here it should be a simple throw to home plate if a runner is making a go at it, but otherwise, just throw it to the pitcher, and let him assess the situation.
- When the ball gets hit deep into the outfield, your going to need two throws to get the ball all the way to home.
- Practicing the relay is important, because if players understand their limitations better, and know where to go to get the ball from point a to point b as fast as possible, theyâ€™ll be much more coordinated and effective.