Baseball Drills: Infield : Bare Hand Double Plays

Drill: Bare Hand Double Plays

Purpose:
Often players want to catch the ball with one hand when receiving a throw at second. It takes time to transfer the ball to the throwing hand which slows down the double play. This drill will help the players get used to using both hands.

Equipment:
Baseballs, second base area

Setup:
Have a couple of second baseman and shortstops without gloves playing fairly close to second base.

Execution:
Coach will roll ground balls from close to second base to the infielders as they work on fielding and turning double plays.

Players will work on fielding ground balls with both hands and then making a good accurate underhand toss to the other player covering the bag.

Player accepting the throw will work on catching the ball with both hands and then complete the double play with a throw to first.

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