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

Understanding Glove Actions: the Push Thru and the Funnel

Without a doubt the most debated topic in infield play is the question, “Do you funnel or push thru?” There are strong proponents on both sides. This is the political affiliation equivalent of baseball defense. Before I give you my thoughts, lets define the terms funnel and push thru so we’re all on the same … More Understanding Glove Actions: the Push Thru and the Funnel