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Drop Step Groundball 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: 5 minutes

Equipment Required: Balls and gloves

Goal: Use a drop step to get behind the ball and field it in front of the body

Description of the Drill:

• Partners 10 feet apart facing each other in defense ready position

• Throwing partner rolls a groundball 10 feet to either side of their partner

• Receiving partner takes a deep step back and runs to get behind the groundball, so that they field it directly in front of them

• Receiving partner stays low while running to get behind the ball and keeps their eyes on the ball, fields the ball directly in front

• Receiving partner then gets reset and rolls a groundball 10 feet to either side of their partner

• Partners throw groundballs back and forth to each other until each partner has had 5 repititions

Add Difficulty:

• To add a degree of difficulty, players can throw the grounders further away from their partner

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

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