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Infield Drills

At some point in their playing career, all kids will be in an infield position. It's a difficult area to teach, as there are many responsibilities. Below are some common infielding drills. At the all age levels, each player should see the infield during each game during the regular season unless it poses an injury risk.

Creating a Defensive Baseball Lineup
Find all the information you need to create a great defensive baseball lineup. You can print your defensive lineup card from this article so that all players know where they'll be playing in each inning.

Easy Infield Drills to Practice at the Start of the Season
This video shows how players should practice getting into the ready position.

Properly Fielding a Ground Ball
Billy Ripken shares how to keep your butt down and hands in front of you when fielding most infield balls.

Underhand Toss Drill
Very important for new players to learn, since you'll often see kids throwing the ball overhand at each other when they are very close together. This drill will help kids learn how to get a ball to the base easily when they are close to it.

Turning Double Plays

The Throw after Fielding
It's important to maintain momentum toward your target after fielding a ground ball. Here's how.

Repetition for Backhand and Forehand Fielding
This is a simple way for a coach to work 1 on 1 with a player. Great drill for those practices where only half the team shows up!

Fast Paced Infield Drills
This video is a little long but if you scroll through you'll see a number of fast paced drills that will keep the team moving. Note that these are high school kids and 8-12 year olds will mess up much more often, so it won't go as smoothly, but everyone will get a ton of reps.

Crow Hop Drill
Great for 8&Under or even TBall age group where you're just trying to get them to understand fielding the ball and getting their momentum toward their target base.

Transfer and Quick Hands
This is a great drill to get kids used to getting the ball out of their glove quickly. It's also great to teach the cut off technique of turning toward their gloves. It's a fun drill that puts some competition into practice.

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