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Baseball Hand Drills

23 Apr 2020 5:39 PM | Steve Nelson (Administrator)

Hand-eye coordination is key when fielding and you'll want to fine tune your skills. And what better to improve your skills than to practice? To perform this drill you can use a tennis ball and a wall or you can have a friend toss you some short-hops. Check out our video to see Coach Ford explain this hand drill.

Items needed for drill:

  • Baseball/Tennis Ball
  • Glove
  • A wall or a friend to throw short-hops

How to perform this drill:

  • Begin on your knees, but keep your upper body in a ready position
  • Have a friend toss some short-hops that land about a foot in front of you
  • If by yourself, throw a tennis ball against the wall and make sure the ball lands about a foot in front of you
  • While scooping the ball, make sure the glove goes through the baseball. This makes it easier to field the ball and reduces the chances of missing a bad hop
  • Repeat this drill with the ball going towards the left side of your body (forehand scoop if right-handed), the ball going to the right side of your body (backhand scoop if right-handed), and the ball going towards the middle of your body

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