- Be low to the ball
- Elbows should start outside of the body with the ball being fielded with the hands away from the body.
- Avoid crossing over the feet when throwing. Sometimes our feet get tangled on one another when we do that.
- Shoulders are always pointed towards target
- Coaching to keep elbows outside the body and fielding the ball in front and away from the body helps the athlete to be able to make adjustments on unexpected hops.
- If elbows are “into the body,” the arms can get restricted by contact with the legs. Focus on “free and easy” arms and hands.
- Eye level – You can’t field what you can’t see well.
- A head that moves a lot move the eyes of the athlete as well. If the eyes are moving/bouncing, etc., the ball will appear to be doing the same to the fielder. Soft eyes… controlled head.