By: Zachariah Thompson
Provided by: Stack.com
The better a baseball infielder's range, the more plays he can make. But range has to be developed through baseball agility drills that work on first-step burst, quickness and acceleration. Here are three drills I use with my infielders at Ashland University.
Baseball Agility Drills
Suitable for all ages, this drill works all three important agility skills—first-step burst, quickness and acceleration. It is especially beneficial because it mimics game situations throughout, including carrying your glove low toward a ground ball and finishing with throwing technique.
This drill is great for infielders, because it improves their first-step quickness and acceleration toward a ground ball hit in either direction.
From the starting point (Cone A), set up a cone 5 yards to the left (Cone B) and another one 5 yards to the right (Cone C).
Speed Ladder Fielding Drill
This one improves an infielder's foot speed, teaching him to maintain solid balance throughout his movements in game-like situations.