BVSA Teaches: Fly Ball Reaction Drill
On this episode of BVSA Teaches, Mike Abate talks about the fly ball reaction drill. Hey guys, this next drill is called “fly ball reaction.” It’s a reaction drill that starts with a player on their belly. You can do this drill in different ways, depending on your facility. If you’re indoors, you can throw the ball. Obviously if you’re outdoors, you can use a machine that shoots the balls up to get more hang time. You can also do it with one player or two or three. Correspondingly, have the balls go up at the same time, and they communicate to figure out which one they want to catch.
The goal of this drill is to train the outfielders’ brains to catch with their eyes on the ball in flight after running to the spot. Evidently, here’s how it works: the coach pops up the baseball, and the player has to pop up and catch it. Meanwhile, you can start moving them each way if you want. Obviously, you can have one, two, or three outfielders down at the same time, communicating to make the catch. This is a fun drill to do.
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