BVSA Teaches: Proper Positioning for Outfielders
On this episode of BVSA Teaches, Mike Abate talks about proper positioning for outfielders. In this video, I want to talk about the proper positioning of our fielders, especially at the younger levels. Usually, people just put center, left, and right fielders. Eventually, as you get older and we talk about positioning, you need to play straight up. The position for a corner outfielder is in line with second base to first base, which is straight up.
However, what determines whether or not you want to come off that line depends on different situations in the game. Things such as who’s pitching, who’s hitting, righty versus lefty, and whether we make adjustments with two outs or we’re shifting. Therefore, rely on your coach for that, but the straight-up position is in line with the base. Obviously, if you’re late, we will move it right before pull or moving left. Coaches need to make these decisions and teach their athletes why these changes are made. A player should never feel like they were in the wrong spot if a coach positions them there on purpose.
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