Softball Practice Drills – Fielding During Batting Practice

June 24, 2011 at 11:11 am | Posted in Outfield | Leave a comment
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Purpose: To de-cleat on every pitch.
To develop a good first step on balls hit to the outfield. To acquire some “live” repetitions. It’s important to practice game like situations when practicing softball outfield.

Procedure: As an outfielder, spend time at your position during batting practice. Do a 10-minute block of “live” repetitions. During this session, treat every pitch as a live situation. De-cleat on the pitch. Try to anticipate where the ball is going to be hit, and work on getting a good jump on the ball. This fielding practice is instrumental in developing overall good fielding mechanics. Put all of the skills into practice: drop steps, banana curls, crowhops, do Or dies, playing the fence, and communication.

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