Shoot the Gap

Purpose: To practice getting behind a hit ball in the ideal fielding position. Good practice for softball outfielders.

Procedure: Fielders are in line behind the left foul line with a hitter and catcher at home plate. Each fielder starts on the foul line, and the ball is hit in the gap between left field and center field. The fielder makes an intense effort to field the ball while facing the catcher. Have a group competition, awarding one point for fielding the ball, one point for a good throw, and one point for fielding the ball facing the catcher. Go to the opposite foul line and repeat from that side.

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Release Date: Jul 17 2013

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