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Tandem Drill

Skill Set: Outfield

Difficulty Level: Easy

Number of Athletes and Coaches: 1-6 athletes and 1 coach, or 6 athletes as a group

Average Time to Complete: 10-15 minutes

Equipment Required: Gloves, bucket of baseballs

Goal: Communicate with each other, call for the ball, and back each other up

Description of the Drill:

• Partners start in two lines 150 feet from the coach and 100 feet apart

• Coach hits pop flies, ground balls, and line drives between the two lines

• The two players doing the drill must communicate with each other to call for the ball ("BALL BALL BALL!") and the coach must tell the group which line are the center fielders so that they know that line has priority to the ball if they can get to it and field it

• The player that calls for the ball if they can get to it and field it

• Players rotate lines each time they go through the drill

• Players should rotate through the lines so that they each get 10 repetitions

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