Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Hop, Skip, and a Jump

There is only so much time to go around at practices and unfortunately, it always seemed like one of the areas that always gets neglected is outfield defense. As a former short-term college outfielder, our main responsibilities seemed to be serving as base runners for countless team defensive drills. So with that in mind, I give you one of the drill series' I came up with in my early days as a coach. This is a crow hop progression series to help improve an outfielder's footwork leading to a reduced catch to release time (the amount of time the player has the ball). When performed correctly, the crow hop can help an outfielder get more on his throw while being more accurate.

The articles appear on the STACK Media website while the video is featured on The Coach's Cave YouTube channel. Check out this, along with other videos on YouTube or on The Coach's Cave video page. Thanks to Garrett Emling (@GarrettEmling) for his work on camera and to Zach Mosbarger (@Bossbarger), Jake Ripma (@jrip20), and Rutger Luebke (@Frostee_Rutger) for their work the behind the scenes.

Crow Hop Progression Article: Part 1Part 2

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