Partial drop-steps on balls hit right at them is one of the most common mistakes with young outfielders. Working this outfield drill will help your softball players overcome that mistake. But it takes LOTS of practice!
Go work on it today! Your outfield WILL be better for it!
Oh, and by the way…infielders need this too. So do this drill with them standing in their positions. You will have less bloopers get past your infield I promise!
Below is a more current video by Coach Ritchhart. This is an alternative way of working on balls hit directly at the outfielder. This was also used in one of our outfield fundamentals articles but we will use it here as well.
Once again, this is is simply one more drill variation to work on drop-steps for balls hit directly at an outfielder.