Outfield Work

Outfield Work

Written on 03/23/2020


Outfield Drills


Recommendation

  • Do any combination of these drills each time you work out.
  • We recommend doing them at least twice a week, but you can do them daily!

Reaction Drill – (8 to 10 per side)

Objective: Work on a good first step and reaction time.

Set-up: Feet should be shoulder-width a part, knees bent, glove out front.

Instructions:

  • Have a partner underhand toss a pop fly.
  • Drop-step to the side the ball is tossed.
  • Catch the ball above your head.
  • Use two hands unless catching the ball on the run.
  • Vary which side the pop fly is tossed without telling the player.

45-degree Drop-Step – (5-8 per side)

Objective: Work on drop-step and create a route to the ball.

Set-up: Feet should be shoulder-width a part, knees bent, glove out front.

Instructions:

  • Fielder will take a 45-degree drop-step.
  • Begin to run keeping your head down for first 2-3 steps.
  • Have a partner throw you a fly ball.
  • Find the baseball.
  • Catch the ball above your head, as often as possible.
  • Use two hands unless catching the ball on the run.

Drop-Step – (5-8 per side)

Objective: Work on drop-step and create a route to the ball.

Set-up: Feet should be shoulder-width a part, knees bent, glove out front.

Instructions:

  • Fielder will drop-step straight back.
  • Begin to run keeping your head down for first 2-3 steps.
  • Have a partner throw you a fly ball.
  • Find the baseball.
  • Catch the ball above your head, as often as possible.
  • Use two hands unless catching the ball on the run.

Duck Under– (5-8 per side)

Objective: Work on drop-step and create a route to the ball.

Set-up: Feet should be shoulder-width a part, knees bent, glove out front.

Instructions:

  • Fielder will drop-step straight back.
  • Begin to run keeping your head down for first 2-3 steps.
  • Partner will throw a fly ball over the opposite shoulder that the player drop-steps.
  • When your partner throws the ball, turn your head away from the thrower.
  • Find the baseball.
  • Catch the ball above your head, as often as possible.
  • Use two hands unless catching the ball on the run.