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Fielding for Pitchers: The Glove Only Flip

This baseball fielding drill is known as the Glove Shuffle, or the bare hand scoop. It is used when you need to charge the ball and throw to home plate for a force out, and sometimes for a tag. It doesn’t happen often, but it’s a great...
2015-07-24 10:09:15

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Softball Fielding Fundamentals: “Balance Drill” for Fielding

This is a great softball fielding drill to check if your fielders are totally balanced when they get ready to field the ball. You are going to work on fielding that ball with your footwork lined up to the base that you are throwing to. This softball...
2015-07-24 00:42:37

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3 Lines / 2 Balls Drill

This ballhandling drill is called “3 lines / 2 balls”. This is another great conditioning and ball handling drill. Set Up Begin with a hoop ball and a rubber basketball Space out 3 players along the line at the end of the court under the basket...
2015-07-23 23:57:34

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Baseball Fielding: Fielding Down 1st and 3rd Base Lines

In this baseball fielding drill, we’re going to work on fielding the ball down the third base and first base lines. The ball is going to be considered “non-moving”, and we’re going to work on using the bare hand. It’s very...
2015-07-17 11:21:15

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Fielding Fundamentals: Approaching The Ground Ball

When it comes to fielding the ball, all players want to be able to pick up the ball cleanly, 100% of the time. What keeps a player from doing that is just a few things that they do wrong.   In today’s blog post, we talk about some of the...
2015-07-17 09:50:00

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5 Drills To Improve Your Individual Ballhandling

To run a smooth offense, every player (from 1 to 5) has to be a proficient dribbler and passer. And that requires some serious practice time spent on ball handling!   In this blog post, I am sharing 5 great drills you can use to improve your...
2015-07-17 01:40:58

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Pitcher Fielding: Two Handed Fielding for Ground Balls

In this pitcher fielding drill, you practice simulating a throw off the mound, setting up the body in the proper position to be able to come off and field the ground ball with two hands, and then being able to properly set the feet up.  The emphasis...
2015-07-09 11:45:11

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The “Bowl Of Soup” Technique for Fielding Ground Balls

The “Bowl Of Soup” is an important technique that all of your players need to understand and implement when they are fielding the ball. Setup Players should begin with a good athletic position (which means a slight bend at the hips and a slight...
2015-07-08 23:14:33

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Sidewinder Dribbling Drill

Knowing how to handle the ball is not just the job of the point guard. To run a smooth offense, every player (from 1 to 5) has to be a proficient dribbler. And that requires some serious practice time spent on ball handling! The Sidewinder is an...
2015-07-08 22:37:24

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More Softball Fundamentals & Tips for Pre-Practice!

When we talk about softball fundamentals for pre-practice, it’s important to pay close attention to these key points in this phase of your drill progression: 1. Emphasize that the players keep their head down on the ball – they have to trust...
2015-07-02 09:51:23

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Baseball Fielding: Catching Technique for Outfielders

There is a recommended baseball fielding technique for outfielders to use when receiving the ball, in order to achieve maximum success in the field.  In today’s article, we break down the basic mechanics your fielders need to understand and...
2015-07-02 01:37:50

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Hide and Seek Team Defense Drill

Communicating in transition is especially important, with the margin for error shrinking due to the fact the defense is not set. This drill gives us a chance to practice all of the skills we’ve learned in halfcourt and apply them to a full court...
2015-06-29 07:00:32

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“Left and Right” Softball Fielding Drill

When working on softball fielding techniques, it’s important to include drills that work on pushing your fielders to the left or right. This is the ball where you work on pivoting while fielding the backhand and the forehand, with both the left...
2015-06-26 10:18:51

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4 Minute Layup Drill

Okay, this is one of my all-time favorite drills for passing, finishing, communication and conditioning. Setup Set up four passers, with one at each elbow on both sides of the court. The rest of your players will form two lines, at opposite ends of...
2015-06-22 00:37:41

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Protector Screen Pitching Drill

If you’re coaching a pitcher who sometimes struggles with his control, then this is a pitching drill you should definitely try out. It comes straight from the Essential Pitching Drills collection. Protector Screen Drill A huge number of...
2015-06-22 00:21:59

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Catch & Throw (On The Knees) Fielding Drill

This fielding drill is just an extension of a game of Catch and Throw. If you can master this fielding drill, and have consistent rhythm in everything you do regarding your fielding, your percentage in fielding goes up. It’s when we begin doing...
2015-06-18 18:18:08

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Baseball Fielding: Outfielder Throwing Technique

An outfielder throws a little differently than the other positions on the field. Pitchers parallel outfielders, but infielders and catchers throw completely different. At the beginning of any discussion regarding throwing for an outfielder has to...
2015-06-18 14:22:37

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Five Spot Soft Shot Shooting Drill

This is a great shooting drill to teach younger or less experienced players what shooting is all about! Put your players at a basket to work on “soft shots” or “Swish shots”, and using 5 spots on the floor, work on taking players to a target....
2015-06-18 13:17:17

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Inbounds Plays

While inbounds plays can seem inconsequential at times in the grand scheme of things, there’s no denying the fact that a well executed a inbounds play will more often than not produce a high quality shot. And if you have 10 inbounds opportunities a...
2015-06-15 15:54:05

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Zone Offense

The two most important things to keep in mind when attacking any zone defense are spacing and ball movement. If you can force the defense to slide back and forth across the court, eventually you’ll be able to find a crack in their armor. But it...
2015-06-15 15:40:27


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