Three drills to keep your head still when throwing
The following is a question I received in the comment section of a post called Throwing on the run .
“Do you recommend any drills for fielders that turn their head when they throw to a target?”
To be honest, nothing came to my mind so I checked in with a couple good baseball friends of mine. Here are the three drills they came up with:
- A coach holds up a piece of poster board with a number on it and stands behind the first baseman. He could flash the card as the player releases the ball and then the fielder has to yell out the number
- Have the receiver hold up fingers with his non-glove hand once players release the ball and have the thrower call out the number of fingers that were held up.
- Throwers can put another glove on their head. If their head twists, the glove will fall off. A hat loosely put on their head may work too.