Outfield Tips (Port Dover Minor Baseball)

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Essential Skills for Outfielders

1.Basics of the Outfield There are many types of basic techniques used in the outfield. Having an understanding of how to use these techniques will help you cover more ground, and take more hits away from the other team.This article provides pro fielding tips for outfielders looking to create a solid foundation for their defensive game.
2.Tracking Fly Balls When a fly ball is hit in your direction, determining where the ball is going to end up, and how to go after it, is a learned skill.
3.How to Avoid Losing Balls in the Sun From a bright sun to a tough cloudy sky, these and other elements can make catching a routine fly ball very challenging. We will discuss outfield tips and technique – including which pair of sunglasses – that will help make these plays easier.
4.What is a Crow Hop and How to use it Pro outfield tips and instruction for fielding ground balls, as well as explaining what a crow hop is, and why it can be so effective in the outfield.
5.How to Use the Long Hop As an outfielder making long throws, using a long hop opposed to a rainbow throw will be more accurate and quicker. Throwing the ball with velocity and accuracy from the outfield makes you a weapon that the other team will be conscious of when trying to run around the bases.
6.Throwing Mechanics Throwing the ball around the infield is the second part of making plays. After we field and secure the ball we need to be able to throw it to the base that will give us an out.How to Throw a Baseball:


  1. Grip
  2. Mechanics of Throwing
  3. Feet Position, Upper Body and Feel

Being able to throw properly takes work, but with a few basics for throwing correctly you will be able to increase arm strength and accuracy – of which accuracy is more important.


Positioning for Outfielders

7.Pop Fly Priorities Breaking the field down into sections to help prevent any miscommunication. What the outfielder’s responsibilities are and who he has priority over.
8.Backing Up Bases The biggest thing with being in the right position to back up the correct base is thinking ahead and analyzing the situation. We will cover all the scenarios and what base you should be backing up.
9.Where to To Throw the Baseball This section will take the guesswork out of deciding which base you should throw to in various baseball situations with runners on base. Understanding when to take a chance and when to keep the double play in order are explained.

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