What/Why: A drill where our infielders toss a ball up in the air to their forehand side. Since the ball has been tossed to our forehand side an angle and profile view has already been created. They will then move toward the ball and pick out a hop that allows them to keep momentum going toward the target as they make their throw.
Where: This drill can be done anywhere you can bounce a ball off the ground. This drill does not have to be done with a baseball, any ball that bounces will do. Please note that throwing balls that are not regulation weight is not recommended.
Who: 2B,3B,SS, especially infielders working without a partner.
When: Pre-season and in season.
How: Demo in video.
Coaching Cues: When supervising this drill watch that players regulate speed and angle to the ball so they can receive the ball on a long or short hop. If players move to fast or too slow they could cause an in between hop or lose momentum to the target and the throw could be negatively effected. If the ball is not tossed to the forehand side the players must move to the right of the ball to create an angle and profile view so they can better see and select the hop the wish to field. We move to right and back to the left because the position players listed typically make more throws moving to their left or toward first base, we want momentum to help us to make strong accurate throws.