Tag-Up Throw Drill

This teaches the outfielder the proper step forward as he catches the ball as well as practice the correct fundamentals of throwing.

Procedure:Put a runner on second or thrid base. The outfielders will be in their outfield positions and coach stands behind second base throwing fly-balls in all directions and telling them what the situation is and where the throws should go. The outfielders should try to attempt to get behind the ball with their drop-step and throw to the right base. Remember, if he throws with his right hand he will be stepping forward with his right foot as he catches the ball and vice-versa if he is left-handed.

This drill provides the necessary momentum and arm-leg coordination needed to make the throw strong and accurate without wasting to much time with additional steps.

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