Baseball Skills: Fielding a Fly Ball

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Baseball Skills: Fielding a Fly Ball

Tommy Raffo

Assistant Baseball Coach Mississippi State University

"I got it! I got it! I got it!" That's the sound of baseball.....an outfielder preparing to catch the ball. It's not about ego or taking center stage. It's about communication. Catching a Fly Ball in baseball requires skill and technique. This baseball video series covers the mechanics of catching a fly ball. Proper positioning for the catch, as well as communication skills in the outfield are demonstrated. Good communication in the outfield is essential to a baseball team's success. The baseball drills in these videos are can easily be incorporated into team practice or while practicing at home. ( That is, if neighbors don't mind the sound of "I got it! ringing in their ears.)

Baseball Skills: Catching a Fly Ball - Mechanics

I got it! I got it! I got it! Seems so easy when you watch. But, catching a Fly Ball in baseball requires good skill and technique. Here players learn the proper mechanics for catching a fly ball that puts the player in the position to make the catch and get back in the infield to make the throw to the base. Specifics of the catch are covered including an excellent practice drill.

Baseball Skills: Catching a Fly Ball - Communication and the Priority System

In baseball, good communication in the outfield is essential to success. The "I got it!" we hear during the game isn't about ego, it's about communication. The details of on-field communication and understanding the Priority System in fielding the ball are taught in this video which includes a three-man baseball drill to help players fine-tune on-field communication.