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Charge and Breakdown

Set Up:

Players should form a line in the outfield facing home plate.

Coaches will hit ground balls to players and evaluate.


When the ground ball is hit, the fielding player will charge the ball ensuring the ball is fielded cleanly in front of them with the glove on the ground. Once fielded, throw the ball to home plate.

Key Focus Points:

Ensure players square their shoulders to home plate while fielding. Player’s glove should be touching the ground so the ball doesn’t sneak under. Don’t pop up to throw too early…field cleanly it first.