Coaching Baseball Outfielders
When coaching baseball, please don’t neglect your outfielders communication. Like in the infield, start slowly and make sure they know not only how to handle the ball, but to communicate. We’ve found that the verbal, “ball” is easy to say and hear. The first to see he can make the play yells, ball, ball, ball, and the other yells back, take it, take it, and moves to a backup position. This makes the one catching the ball comfortable that he has a clear path and reduces the chance of a collision. This drill from the iBook, Practice Baseball to Win, is one of several we use.