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Off-Season: Realistically Improve Your Fielding Percentage [FREE Template]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Sep 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM

In the fall, while some are gearing up for football, others hit the gym to cross-train through the autumn months.

Fall provides a great opportunity to both work on improving areas of expertise and targeting skill deficits that need attention. 

Typically players use off-season to gain traction on skills of the tangible sort: speed training, strength training, and fielding. Today we're addressing FIELDING.

Check out our 10-week template for improving your player's defensive consistency.

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Topics: Baseball Drill, Baseball Fielding, Baseball Template, Baseball Fielding Drill, Fall Baseball

5 Shortstops That Stand The Test of Time [Free Featured Drill]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Feb 3, 2016 1:00:00 PM

 

"I'd like to be remembered. I'd like to think that someday two guys will be talking in a bar and one of them will say something like, 'Yeah, he's a good shortstop, but he's not as good as ole Ripken was' " (source).

Guess what folks, we're still talkin' about him.

He still holds the record, and in this game that counts for alot. You may or may not agree that he was the best, and that's fine, but let's open the conversation and take a good look at the best defenders to play the position of shortstop to date. And why don't we throw in some drills to give to your shortstops while we're at it?

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Topics: FungoMan, Ozzie Smith, Omar Vizquel, Shortstops, Shortstop, Cal Ripken Jr., Barry Larkin, Baseball Drill, Derek Jeter