Usually at the end of our practices we initiate the 5 x 5 drill. The drill
is for infielders and outfielders including pitchers and catchers...
Each infielders will get 5 grounders to play at their specific
position..field a bunt or slap, field a grounder and turn two, field 3 grounders
hit to inside and outside their position, (watch their feet, do they shuffle or
cross over) make the throws to 1st base.
Now heres the kicker, if they drop or juggle the ball they start over, if
its a bad throw, they start over. If the ball is throw wild, start over. They
soon find out what is expected of them. Outfielders will get fly balls on the
run from leftfield running to centerfield to rightfield, with a proper throw to
3rd, 2nd and 1st (watch how they set their feet).
Catchers in full gear in their ready position, balls are rolled from behind
make plays at 1st, 2nd, 3rd. We have the pitchers field bunts, turn and pivot
to make plays at 1st, 2nd, 3rd. As I stated before, if there is juggle or
dropped ball that specific player starts their 5 over again.... hope you can
use the drill