When a player follows their throw, it gives optimal carry to the throw and prevents the recoil of the arm.
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Download Perry Hill’s PowerPoint presentation on Infield Culture & 6Fs.
When the routine backhand is performed correctly, the player will be lined up to make a strong throw.
Coach Hill working the 6Fs with players at the shortstop position.
This 82-page PDF download covers teaching defensive skills and deals with situational defense as well. Coach Hill includes images and diagrams to illustrate the concepts of infield play.
Using a funnel technique brings the ball to the middle of the body and the perfect throwing position.
Players practice the 6Fs at second base while Coach Hill gives feedback about technique.
Following the 6Fs system takes the pressure of throwing off the player because their body is in a position to fire the ball consistently.
Proper fielding footwork of replacing the feet creates distance and direction to the player’s target.