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Fastpitch Drill: Fielding/Throwing/Catching
Name of Drill: Merry-Go-Round.
Equipment Needed: Balls, gloves.
Explanation of Drill: The Merry-Go-Round is a good drill to use to loosen up ballplayers before they get ready to play. It incorporates various types of fielding with players on the move. The coaches stand in the middle of the field and the players are on either side of the coach ready to field. When the players field, they go to the opposite line.We do the routine ground ball, the ground ball breaking down the line, fly balls, fly ball down the line and also over the shoulder. We finish with line drives thrown at the fielder, who is sprinting at the coach.
The Merry-Go-Round drill can be done in five minutes or up to 15 minutes, according to the time needed or allotted.