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Backhand Pick & Stick Fungo Drill

Skill Set: Infield

Difficulty Level: Medium

Number of Athletes and Coaches: 2-3 athletes and 1 coach, or 4 athletes as partners

Average Time to Complete: 10 minutes

Equipment Required: Gloves, fungo bat, bucket of baseballs

Goal: Stay low, cross feet over to field the ball backhanded, and keep eyes on the ball

Description of the Drill:

• Partners in defense ready position at least 60 feet away from coach in a line (can also be done at infield positions)

• Coach hits a grounder to the backhand side of the player (towards their throwing hand)

• Player crosses their glove foot in front of their throwing foot to turn to field backhanded

• Player stays low while crossing over and keeps their eyes on the ball, pulls the ball straight up with the glove, holding it for a second

• Player then tosses the ball off to the side into a pile and gets back in line

• Coach hits backhanded grounders until each player has had 10 repetitions

Add Difficulty:

• To add a degree of difficulty, players can throw the ball to another player covering 1st base

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Backhand Pick & Stick Fungo

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