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30 Second Grounders Drill

Skill Set: Infield

Difficulty Level: Easy

Number of Athletes and Coaches: 1-2 athletes and 1 coach, or 2 athletes as partners

Average Time to Complete: 30 seconds

Equipment Required: Balls and gloves

Goal: Keeping your feet planted, your glove out front, keeping your eyes on the ball, and following it into the glove

Description of the Drill:

• Partners 15 feet apart facing each other in defense ready position

• Players keep feet planted in the defense ready position

• Partners throw grounders to each other

• Receiving partner keeps their feet planted and their glove out front

• Receiving partner keeps their eyes on the ball and follows it into their glove

• Partners throw grounders back and forth to each other until each partner has had 5 repetitions

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Add Difficulty:

• To add a degree of difficulty, players can throw short hops to each other

• To add a degree of difficulty, players can also field without a glove, one handed or two handed

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From GameChanger and USA Baseball.

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