Best Infield Drill: Three Cone Drill
In this video, we are going to discuss the three cone drill. The three cone drill is a drill put in place to create momentum towards first base allowing us to make a stronger throw.
A lot of the time when you hear coaches say, "Charge the baseball," players will just run and stop their feet. The goal here is to keep constant motion or constant movement towards first base or towards our target.
We're gonna set up here behind the back cone, and we are going to work around the three cones in a circular motion. While doing this we must make sure that when we cross the cone we field the ground ball inside our left foot with two hands. A lot of the time you'll see players, when they charge the baseball, either run and stop or they will work around the cones and field the ball with one hand outside their left foot.
We want to make sure that we use two hands, for two reasons. The first, so that if we do bobble the baseball or it takes a bad hop, it hits us in the chest and allows us to recover and still make the play. The second, is for a smooth transition and having quick hands to work the baseball out of your glove as quick as possible.
So we are going to work around the cones, field the ball with two hands and focus on left foot timing. As our left foot hits the ground, the ball is entering our glove. Work on full speed here, work around the cones, two hands, shuffle, and make a good strong throw to first base.
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