Steal The Home Run ~ A Lot Of Fun And A Needed Skill!
The steal the home run drill provides outfielders repetitions in preparation for that greatest of all outfield moments, keeping a ball from leaving the stadium, field or sandlot.
Players of all ages and skill levels share this same dream, to run full speed to the fence, leaping up and pulling the home run ball back into the field.
This spectacular of all plays is seen almost nightly on ESPN, certainly seen often enough that a person could be fooled into thinking it is not that special an accomplishment.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Many skills come into play on each and every one of those catches that are shown.
The player must see the ball quickly off the bat, get turned the correct direction and up to full speed in just a few steps.
Almost always, this is done with just one look. From that look, the player knows his path to where the ball will come down.
That skill by itself is special; but as they approach the fence they need to come under control, gather themselves and jump to catch the ball as it heads over the fence.
A miscalculation on their timing results in a home run, rather than an out.
Much has to happen, in a short period of time. When it all comes together, it is the stuff that dreams are made of, no matter where or what level you are playing at. A memory that will last a lifetime!
Steal The Home Run Drill ~ Tips From The Dugout
How Do They Do That?
The Right Results Come From The Right Approach ( Vince Lombardi ~ Green Bay Packers )
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