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Every team has some sort of pre-game routine for throwing the ball around the infield. This is one of the better structured approaches we have seen.
RED lines are direction of simulated hits and ball throws
BLUE lines show defensive movement which animates.
BLACK lines are direction of baserunner movement.
Diagrammed here is actually the 3rd stage of the throwing routines used in practice and pre-game by Sierra High coach Jack Thomson (see side note
The set-up is fairly basic - a catcher and infielder at each position - the objective being quick, accurate, well executed throws and tags.
As illustrated, each sequence begins with the catcher throwing to a specific base. The ball then travels in a specific pattern in which every infielder has a catch and relay responsibility.
The stages used prior to the "Chico State" Coach Thompson calls the "Perfect Throw" and "30 Second" drills - included in the "variations" below for those logged in.
Running the Drill
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