Head Baseball Coach University of Alabama at Birmingham
The drills and fundamentals that will help develop an effective infielder are demonstrated in this series by the head coach of the 2001 NAIA National Champions.
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Knee Drill Sequence, Flexion in elbow, eyes close to ball, field out front (infield)
Feet 1 1/2 shoulder width apart, Flexed Knees, Flat back (balance ball), Hands (out front, glove eye, open and on the ground) (infield)
The short roll series Discusses the advantages of funneling or sticking the baseball and drills to develop proper technique. (infield)
Maintain the flat back with the hands out in front (infield)
Quick to the ball, controlled to field, active feet to throw, One hand freeze, Two hand freeze, Flow (infield)
Shadows are not just things in the dark. Build confidence and strengthen technique using these drills (infield).
Count hops, 4.8 runner vs 4.2 runner (infield)
Backhands, Flat back, Glove open and out front with flexion in the elbow (infield).
These drills help develop the infielders backhand catch (infield)
Get under the baseball with a flat back and flexion in the elbow (infield)
The Bad throw drill and a Quick hands and feet drill to help round out your warm up session with an upbeat and fun drill series. (infield)
Starting with the basic throwing position and moving to drills to help develop throwing skills (infield)
Outfielders often make the difference between a base hit and a home run.
Mark Johnston from Bishop State Community College covers some things that make great outfielders, starting with a plan, to drills to quicken the decision proces
Often at the high school and even college level there is little instruction offered on Infield Play.
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