Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Carry the ball with you

When I work with older infielders (middle schoolers on up), the very first thing I often address is the need to get to the right of the ball on the approach.  I’ve done a few written posts and some videos that deal with that very concept but today I wanted to provide another reason why it is so important for infielders to try to get to the right.

Not every ball is going to bounce and/or fielded cleanly.  When you watch major league infielders bobble a ball they still get the runner out most of the time.  The reason for this is that getting to the right enabled them to carry the ball with them.

Today’s video tip shows how this is done.

Tomorrow’s post: Hey coaches, show some hustle

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