PURPOSE: To enhance ability to field ground balls and improve players footwork, quickness, and agility.
EQUIPMENT: Glove, Ball, 2 poly spots of different colors
SET-UP: Coach should set up two poly spots in the infield approximately 10 feet apart. Players should position themselves between the two poly spots in a ready position.
EXECUTION: Coach rolls or hits ground ball to infielder. Once the ball is hit or rolled, coach yells out a color. The infielder must run and touch that color with their foot, then field the ground ball.
MODIFICATIONS: As players improve, coach can increase difficulty by rearranging the poly spots. It can also be made more challenging by adding a third poly spot, or, call out two colors and player must touch both before making the play.
"When players can consistently make plays on agility grounders, ground balls in a game will seem simple."
Check out the Agility Grounders Drill Video!