Two Days DownFebruary 27, 2008 9:55 am Uncategorized
After today’s practice I feel really good about the girls infield fielding mechanics. Their foot work for the most part is looking pretty good for just two days in. One thing that I introduced to them was glove time, a full explanation is on the freebies page. In short it is a time for the girls to have fun but at the same time making them use their glove and having it become a part of the body. We played a game of flip and a game of pepper they seemed to enjoy it and picked up on it fairly quickly. After working through glove time, fundamentals and taking ground balls we set up for hitting.
The first thing we did was review the basic principles of hitting, and then formed a hitting circle, this is where the girls are dry-swinging the bats. I want to make sure that have good mechanics before we start to hit balls, if they can not swing properly when they are not trying to hit anything, then there is no way that they will be able to swing properly when they are. After the hitting circle we setup hitting stations. The hitting stations were basic, tee work, soft-toss and bucket soft-toss. The main focus today was using their hands and elbows and not their shoulders.