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The Basics of Fielding for Youth Baseball
by Duke Baxter

Teach your young players how to field like pros with this detailed overview from Duke Baxter. From selecting gloves to catching fly balls, this course presents a practical approach to fielding drills and techniques for youth players.

Topics covered include:

- Catching drills
- Positions
- Charging grounders
- Catching fly balls
- Hand positions
- Playing first - third base
- Shortstop positioning

DukeBaxter Duke Baxter Instructor at the Zoned Sports Academy

Duke Baxter is an instructor at the Zoned Sports Academy in Bridgewater, N.J. Before playing three years of professional baseball, Baxter set three hitting records at the University of North Florida, including a single-season mark of 31 doubles in 1997, which led NCAA Division II.

He also is the inventor of the HotHands training device, which improves and perfects fielding skills.

Check out Duke's 12-part baseball sliding series, Sliding Like a Pro, for great instruction on how to slide for youth baseball players.

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