Infielder's learning to get rid of the ball quickly

Discussion in 'Softball Fielding Discussions' started by TheSoftballZone, May 6, 2020.

  1. TheSoftballZone

    TheSoftballZone Administrator


    This is a drill that I think we all have used, it just slipped my mind when I was doing this site. Thanks to Scott Otto for bringing it to my attention!!

    You get your infielder's at their position (except the pitcher). The ball starts at the catcher, she throws to the second baseman, she throws to the third baseman, she throws to the first baseman, she throws to the shortstop, and she throws back to the catcher. The whole time this is going on you have a runner run the bases. They leave at the same time as the catcher starts the cycle.

    It starts out easy for the fielders because they tend to start in kinda close and creep in. I let them do that for a while, till it get to easy, then I make them start backing up. After they get a few steps in the grass the faster runners start making it close. (the runners like to see a dropped or missed ball)

    This really helps on the infielder's learning to get rid of the ball quickly. I hope that it's helpful.
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