Gloves Off – Fielding Drill

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This drill emphasizes hand-eye coordination when throwing, catching and fielding the ball.

The drill uses a whiffle ball and a plastic bat.

First set the bases at about 40 feet apart and divide your team in two.

One team fields and the other bats. Fielders do not use their gloves. (This teaches that the hands are the real tools in catching the ball)

The ball is pitched from about 20 feet away. The batter has only three chances to hit the ball. (There are no balls or walks in this drill.)

Once the ball is hit, the batter must run the bases until she reaches home plate or is tagged out. The fielders must always try to tag the runner out at first.

You bat the entire line up and then you change sides. We usually do this drill twice a week for about 20 minutes at a very fast pace.

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