An outfielder’s job is critical to the game: stop the runner from advancing. Along with having quick reflexes, it’s also about anticipation. Outfielders need to have the ability to anticipate where the ball may land to be in prime position to make the catch. With IMG Academy's How-To baseball outfield drills video, our coaches give an overview of the techniques every left, center, and right outfielder should practice.
In this video, get introduced to three baseball outfield drills to become a better baseball player. Watch how the student-athlete performs each drill with instruction on using the proper footwork, reading the direction of the ball, and being set-up for a good catch or throw back to the infield. Each tactic is broken down to provide instruction within three specific outfield drills:
- Footwork Drill
- Routine Ground & Fly Balls and Assists
- Overhead Ball
In the Footwork drill, the emphasis is on fine-tuning your footwork skills and following the direction of the baseball. The Routine Ground & Fly Balls and Assists drill highlights the footwork techniques when catching ground or fly balls, or trying to throw a player off base, especially when the game is on the line. Finally, the Overhead Ball drill demonstrates the critical steps needed to successfully catch a ball hit overhead.
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