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Infield Skill: Boot and Barehand

An absolute rule for a bobbled ground ball is to use the throwing hand to pick up the baseball.

Once a ball is bobbled, athletes will have a tendency to use their glove to try and pick it up.

The chances of dropping the baseball again are much higher when using the glove.

Instruct a "boot and barehand" philosophy!

Take time during fielding instruction to practice bobbling a ground ball and using the throwing hand to pick up the baseball and execute a throw.


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