Tool 3: The Workout for a Golden Glove
“Knowing where to position yourself against opposing hitters will help you make tough plays look simple,” says Eddins. “By taking lots of ground balls and fly balls, you can increase your strength at a position. Being able to play other positions will also increase your value as a player.”
Good foot speed and body control are critical in becoming an elite fielder, so agility ladder drills will benefit you at any position. You can bring the slats together for short, quick stepping drills or adjust further away for long stride drills.
Skill Work: Lateral and linear rapid foot strikes
1. Timed left to right lateral ladder drills with 15 yard sprints to-and-from x 2 sets
2. Timed right to left lateral ladder drills with 15 yard sprints to-and-from x 2 sets