Using a funnel technique brings the ball to the middle of the body and the perfect throwing position.
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When the routine backhand is performed correctly, the player will be lined up to make a strong throw.
When a player follows their throw, it gives optimal carry to the throw and prevents the recoil of the arm.
The Knee Drill is a warm up for the players’ hands while also practicing funneling the ball to the center of the body.
Having the feet in motion when the ball is in the hitting zone is important for reacting quicker to a ground ball.
The Wide Base Drill is part of a daily warm up for infielders and helps reinforce the need to get feet wide when fielding ground balls.
Download Perry Hill’s PowerPoint presentation on Infield Culture & 6Fs.
In-depth explanation of the fielding sequence steps when using the 6Fs.
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.