Firstbaseman Pick Drill ~ Realistic Repetitions For Fielding Throws In The Dirt!
The firstbaseman pick drill is a quick and effective activity for developing those slick fielding players that are the glue, holding your infield together.
Someone once told me that anyone can play this position. Nothing could be further from the truth. Your infield will be as successful as the player on that corner is competent.
Infielders at all positions
Coach with fungo and basket of baseballs.
Infield with bases.
Bucket for 1B's to collect baseballs in.
Firstbaseman Pick Drill ~ Tips From the Dugout
Have the 1B's start from off the bag so that they have to move and locate the bag with their throwing side foot.
They should square up to where ever the ball is coming from.
Watch to see that they wait to see where the ball is headed, before they stretch. Stretching too soon can get them tied up.
Play the ball first, the bag second.
Go down to up with your glove, dragging it along the ground as long as possible.
The Key: Make the pick with the glove open.
Anything from your glove side leg, towards your back hand side, back hand the pick.
It's The Little Details That Are Vital. Little Things Make Big Things Happen! ( John Wooden )
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