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Fielding Catch Drill

category: Ground-Fielding

Two lines of players facing each other. Player 1 rolls the ball along the ground for player 2 to run and do an underarm flick back to player 1 who cat...

4 Ball Rounders

category: Ground-Fielding

1 player hits 4 balls anywhere into the field. Once the batter has hit all the balls they run around all 4 posts as many times as possible, before the...

Fielding

Aim - to encourage lateral movement Work in threes. Start with a ball on every cone. The worker starts at the bucket (middle) and works laterally to e...

5 v 5 Festival

Set Up:

2 teams of 5. The fielding team consists of: bowler, backstop, 2nd post, 3 fielders (1 on 2nd post...

Advanced catch ball rotation

The 2nd player in the line throws a high ball over the head of the 1st player, for them to run onto and catch close to the bowling square.

O...

Batting - four player rotation

One player is batter, one as back-stop, one as first base and other deep fielding.

The bowler feeds the ball to the batter.

The batte...

Batting - four player rotation

One player is batter, one as back-stop, one as first base and other deep fielding.

The bowler feeds the ball to the batter.

The batte...

Batting Technique

Players work in fours with one batter, one bowler and two fielders.

The basic structure of this drill is that the ball is bowled to the batt...

Beat the call

Split your group into two teams: A throwing team and a fielding team.

The fielders have to put one player by each post and the rest in the f...

Bobble Feed Catch

One player on post and another fielding deep on each shoulder.

The ball is fed in with a bounce (objects are on the floor to create and rand...

Bobble Feed Catch

One player on post and another fielding deep on each shoulder.

The ball is fed in with a bounce (objects are on the floor to create and rand...

Diamond Rounders

Set up:

4 posts are set up in the shape of a diamond. Each post being 9 metres from the centre of the diamond.

You nee...

Drill for fielding first post

This practice is to help the backstop and fielder at 1st post to improve the speed of delivery in trying to get the batter out.

3 players wi...

Fielding and throw to post

Ball injected to backstop who catches the ball and throws it to first base and follows the ball to first base. The back stop player is then replac...

Fielding

Catching and throwing the ball on while standing on a rocker board.

Hitting the Gaps

Set up on a full sized rounders pitch or smaller if U10's or below.

2 teams of 5 fielding v 5 batting (no bats required)

The aim of the...

Post Play

Set up:

6 players, rounders balls, posts.

The drill:

The bowler bowls the ball to the batter...

Race against the team

Fielding team has 1 player by each post and back stop with one fielder standing in the field beyond the 1st post. ( you can vary each time)

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Rounders Hockey - Roll the ball

Set up:

Split players into two teams (no more than 5v5 - set up several mini-games if necessary). Pitch marked out with 2 g...

Run Around

After the first player has thrown the ball to the player next to them, they have to run all the way around to try and get back to their starting ...

Short catching relay

1) rolls ball out a short distance. 2) runs in, underarm flicks to 1) who catches ball. 1) puts ball down, runs back and tags 3) then 2) rolls ball ou...

Stop the ball - Cover Fielding

Two cones are placed left and right in front of the feeder.

Ball is fed into play.

The closest player creates a wall to stop the ball...

Stop the ball - Cover Fielding

Two cones are placed left and right in front of the feeder.

Ball is fed into play.

The closest player creates a wall to stop the ball...

team scatterball

Divide players into two teams, one fielding and one batting.

The fielding team bowls 4 consecutive balls to a better. Once the batter has hi...

team scatterball

Divide players into two teams, one fielding and one batting.

The fielding team bowls 4 consecutive balls to a better. Once the batter has hi...

Throwing Rounders

Split your players into two teams. The fielding side will need a bowler, a back stop and a player on first base. The rest of the fielders can stand...

Up 'n' over - Reaction Fielding

Players work in pairs, with a ball between two, both facing the same direction.

The player at the back must throw a looping ball over their p...

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Developing Dynamic Fielders

Change your players preconceptions and get them excited about fielding with this week's fast paced session - developing catching, hand-eye coordinatio...