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Sweet 16: Warm-up drills for fielding [ARTICLE]

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When you work with infielders indoors, you run into the problems of space and time. You rarely have all the space you'd like and you never have enough time. Below is a listing of fielding drills that I often do in progression to keep everyone...... Continue

Mark Teixeira Shares 4 Fielding Tips for First Basemen [ARTICLE]

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For first basemen, catching a routine throw from the infield may seem like one of the most basic skills of the game. However, there's nothing routine about snagging a one-hop throw or sweeping up a ball in the dirt. ... Continue

Indoor Baseball Infield Drills to Help You Dominate [ARTICLE]

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If you live in an area where winter forces baseball practice inside, you need quality indoor drills to improve as a player and infielder. When I coached two of the top junior college programs in the country—one in Illinois and the other in...... Continue

Agility Drills to Improve Baseball Fielding [ARTICLE]

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Good fielding requires a potent combination of mobility, speed, agility and ball-handling skills. I've put together this set of baseball agility drills to help you become faster and more nimble in the field. ... Continue

Double Steal Defense [ARTICLE]

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If a team possesses a catcher with a quick release time along with a strong accurate arm there should be very little for the defense to worry about on this play. However, if a club does not have a catcher with this type of arm and their shortstop...... Continue

Rules for Force Plays in the Infield [ARTICLE]

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Every baseball coach wants to establish various rules for his infielders and pitchers in regard to force play situations on ground balls. Even if general rules are discussed, the coach will still have to rely on the baseball instinct of the player...... Continue

Practice Your Baseball Fielding Skills Indoors This Winter [ARTICLE]

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Infield drills are among the easiest drills to perform in a confined space. The drills below require only 50 to 60 feet and are a great way to get started on your defensive practice this winter. ... Continue

The Running Lane Rule [ARTICLE]

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The job of runners while running to first base is to stay within the two lines that go from half way down the line to the bag at first. I took the picture on the right at my son's practice last night. Can you see the problem...... Continue

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