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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
• 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
For more free drills and resources, download the USA Baseball Mobile Coach App for Apple or Android or visit the Mobile Coach website.
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