A complete series of infielders drills intended to be a cumulative, all-encompassing series that intentionally incorporate every play that every infielder would be asked to make under normal game-like scenarios.
-A list and description of all 20 drills.
-A pocket sized abbreviated version of the same list for easy copy and pasting on practice plans.
-Detailed diagrams of exactly what each player is doing on every drill.
1. 20 Game like combination drills. Coaches could conduct the entire circuit, the “Pitchers series”, “Catchers Series” or the “No Pitchers or Catchers Series” (No P/C) for those times you want to conduct infield practice while your Pitchers and Catchers are working their bullpen sessions. Or use your own combinations of these drills
2. As a coach, I often concern myself whether I have my players fully prepared for every situation and ball they might receive. This series should adequately prepare each player for each ball and situation put in play by the hitter.
3. Three different “views”. List view with explanations, short list with abbreviations for copy and pasting onto practice plans, and diagram view for easy visuals.
4. The drills are placed in a specific order for efficient practice transitions.
5.Twice as much action than traditional infield practice with two fungo hitters to perform the series in the efficient manner that it is produced. Often times, we use an outfielder, a DP (the baseball DH) or a pitcher on a rest day if we do not have another coach to hit.
6. These drills can be performed with one player per position or multiple players at each position.
7.Breaks are available for certain positions throughout the series. This is a great time for water breaks or these players could be collecting balls or exchanging buckets with the hitters to keep the drills going without stopping. Or have those players jump in at their secondary position.
8.The drills are designed with the safety of the players as the utmost priority. Safety tips are provided on many drills. Keep in mind when multiple balls are being thrown through the diamond an extra emphasis of safety, communication and clarity should be used. The coach should always use their own professional judgement throughout the entirety of all practices and games.
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