BVSA Teaches: Wall Drill

BVSA Teaches: Wall Drill

On this episode of BVSA Teaches, Mike Abate talks about the wall drill. Hey guys, our next drill is called “The Wall.” It’s designed to help outfielders get comfortable going next to the wall. Also knowing when they can make a catch or when they have to pull up and take a bounce. Specifically, at the younger levels, you can get them close to the fence to get a feel for it. Then have them practice robbing home runs like their favorite outfielders. 

As they progress and get older, they will understand that every field feels different, and adjustments need to be made. They’ll also learn how many steps they have on a warning track and about handling different dimensions of the field. The wall drill takes the outfielders to the next level. 

Notice what Frankie was doing as he approaches the fence, feeling with his other hand to let him know how close he is. In the advanced outfield, he knew when to pull up when the ball was going to be off the wall. He would take the ball off the wall, throw it in, and he knew how much he had to go to make the catch. Obviously, the younger outfielders won’t be as advanced as him, but it’s a fun drill to get them comfortable going to the wall.

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