Stop Coaching This Out of, or Into, Your Infielders

Walk past a baseball practice session and you’ll undoubtedly hear coaches tell their infielder’s to not tap their glove between them fielding the ball and the throw. They’ll say it’s a wasted motion and it’s not needed. In reality, when done at the correct time, it’s not wasted motion and it can be needed. These … More Stop Coaching This Out of, or Into, Your Infielders

One “Step” for More Rhythm & Flow Thru the Groundball

Effective infield play is all about rhythm and momentum. Watching infielders with elite rhythm and momentum is like watching poetry in motion. They’re smooth and they flow through the groundball into the throw, and it’s flat out pretty to watch when it’s done properly. Often, when an infielder lacks flow, the main reason is a … More One “Step” for More Rhythm & Flow Thru the Groundball

Tips to Increase Range For Greater Playmaking Potential

So often, players and coaches will ask how to increase range. The question is asked in terms of how can we get to more batted balls. While this question is useful to infield play, the goal of increased range should be to increase our ability to make plays at a greater distance from our starting … More Tips to Increase Range For Greater Playmaking Potential

Fielding Process

When evaluating and breaking down fielding a ground ball, I refer to the Fielding Process. The Fielding Process is a group of sequential phases the body performs to field the ball and make a throw. Image A gives an inside look at the 5 sequential phases I call the Fielding Process. Before I breakdown the … More Fielding Process