Skills and Drills: Baseball

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Tumbling

Skills and Drills: Football

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Skills and Drills: Football

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Skills and Drills: Soccer

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Skills and Drills: Softball

Baserunning

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Catching

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Passing

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Serving

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Setting


Infield Combo Work (Advanced)


Combo Work involves a number of different actions at the same time. There are a myriad of combinations to involve all infield positions, each avoiding the other in a safe and effective manner. Combinations are limitless, but depend on how many coaches are available to hit ground balls. Take some time to script three or four segments during the team defense portion of practice.

Here is an example with two coaches available: Coach #1 hits ground balls to the third basemen. Third basemen toss the ball back to Coach #1 or the baseballs into foul territory. Coach #2 hits double play ground balls to the shortstops. The second basemen turn the double play and the first basemen receive the throws (6-4-3). Here are other variations:

  • Example: Coach #1: 6-4-3 Coach #2: GB's to 3B (5)
  • Coach #1: 5-4, Coach #2: 6-3
  • Coach #1: 1-6-3, Coach #2: Alternate GB's between 3B and 2B
  • Coach #1: 4-6-3, Coach #2: 2-5
  • Coach #1: 5-4-3, Coach #2: GB's to SS (6)
  • Coach #1: 1-6-3, Coach #2: 4-2 (GB's to 2B with throws to C for tags), 3B works on pop up down left field line

Here are more advanced examples with more coaches and multiple infielders at each position. Each can be executed for several minutes:

Segment 1:

  • SS throws to 1st base receiver
  • 3B throws to 2nd base receiver
  • 2B throws home for tags (one receives)
  • 1B takes GB playing deep (one receives)

Segment 2:

  • SS throws home for tags (one receiver)
  • 3B throws to 1st base bag
  • 2B feeds 2nd base bag
  • 1B takes GB playing deep (one receives)

For more information, check out my book Coaching the Beginning Pitcher.

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