WK's Coach's Tips
Here's a few simple tips for infielders.
- Think about what you want to do with the ball- before the
ball is pitched to the batter. Keep your head in the game
and know the situation.
- Be aware and consider the speed of the batter and any
baserunners. Be aware of how much time you have. Don't
panic ! If you knock a hard hit ball down and keep it
front of you, you very often will have plenty of time to
make a play.
- Short stop and second baseman- talk to each other! Who's
covering second on a steal ? Who will take a throw from
the pitcher ? Communicate communicate, communicate!!
- Pick up the catcher's signs and try and know what pitch
is being thrown. A fastball away to right handed batter
may mean a ball to the right side of the infield.
That's our Coach's Tip for this session. Keep your head in the
game and we'll see you next time.
Originally posted on May 7, 1996