Year Round Athlete (YRA) basic fielding fundamentals of fielding a routine ground ball at second base.

 

 

 Fielding a Baseball

  • field with eyes and feet
  • catch ball with glove
  • ready position - feet slightly wider than shoulders, knees bent in athletic position, hands relaxed with thumbs up expecting ball to come 
  • approach ball on right side- plant right foot, then left (don't hop) glove down with fingers tips of glove on ground
  • throw hand over glove with finger tips pointing towards sky
  • right- left down or right down with glove and left foot hitting approximately same time
  • field ball center left of body
  • bottom below head not head lower than bottom
  • bring straight up to chest with rotating glove fingers to right for easy take away of ball from glove
  • come up shuffle and throw