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Presented by Brian Hollamon, Camp Director

5 Ground Ball Fielding Tips from Coach Hollamon

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All baseball players must prepare for the ball to come their way on every pitch. Once you get that chance to make a play, infielders should follow these steps to ensure throwing the runner out provided by Coach Hollamon:

  1. Get hands out in front: Infielders must always have their hands out in front to go after the ball. If you do not do this, this allows for a higher risk of the ball to short hop.
  2. Keep your head down: Infielders need to always focus on keeping their down to ensure the ball gets fielded before trying to throw the runner out.
  3. Soft feet: When fielding the ball, be on your toes. Infielders need to be able to adjust in case the ball takes a weird hop.
  4. Forward movement: As an infielder, always try to approach the ball and get your momentum moving forward.
  5. Hip direction towards the target: As momentum takes you forward, be sure to get your hips pointed in the direction you want to throw.

Learn more baseball tips from Coach Brian Hollamon at Nike Baseball Camp Maryland Eastern Shore. For more camp dates and locations visit Nike Baseball Camps.

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