Championship Drill Progressions for Baseball

Championship Drill Progressions for Baseball
Championship Drill Progressions for Baseball
Item# LD-03913
$139.99
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Product Description

  • Make your first baseman a defensive weapon
  • Take your middle infield to a new level of execution
  • Understand and perfect the catcher's #1 job
  • Develop championship-caliber outfielders with 15+ well-designed drills that train proper movement and mechanics through Coach Buck's proven "Drill Progression" technique
with Brandon Buck, Mountain Pointe (AZ) High School Head Coach;
2011 5A Division I Arizona State Champs,
finished 2011 ranked #1 Nationally via Freeman's Poll on Max Preps.

Build confident corner infielders and lay a firm foundation for ongoing success. Brandon Buck presents over 20 drills to develop footwork and quick hands to cleanly field ground balls.

First Base Technique
Coach Buck presents techniques and drills for perfecting footwork, glove work, stride, stance, fielding ground balls, handling slow rollers, making flips, getting the lead runner, working picks, eliminating swipes, holding runners, facing the throw, and keeping the bag-foot out of "cement," while always taking full advantage of all 18 inches of the base to make outs. These points in combination will make your first basemen dangerous, defensive weapons and active creators of outs.

Third Base Technique
Coach Buck covers championship mechanics and movement. He starts with the stance that sets up success against everything from regular grounders to hot shots. He then moves on to techniques and drills for forehand and backhand picks, the approach, fielding with rhythm, executing double plays, and a trick for instantly stopping bobbles and successfully finishing the play.

Every segment employs Brandon Buck's proven "drill-progression" technique, developing proper movements and instilling perfection through a logical series in which each drill builds on the one prior. This unique approach simultaneously instills confidence and creates competence. Drills also include creative use of the pitching machine in order to maximize fielding reps, minimize fatigue, and free up more of the field.

49 minutes. 2011.


with Brandon Buck, Mountain Pointe (AZ) High School Head Coach;
2011 5A Division I Arizona State Champs,
finished 2011 ranked #1 Nationally via Freeman's Poll on Max Preps.

Starting with the fielding stance, Coach Buck demonstrates how he trains his middle infielders to work groundballs on both sides. He demonstrates the left-right footwork foundation that makes it easier to read hops and gets your infielders attacking the ball, glove work with funneling and picks, and footwork for all situations.

Buck thoroughly covers double-play feeds from both short and second, including the flip feed, dart feeds, jump turn, in the hole, and knee feeds from second. He also shares a specific method for determining double-play depth for each middle infielder on a player-by-player basis.

Additional coverage includes eliminating lateral movement, drills for creating fielding rhythm, the eye-ball in the glove approach, fielding slow rollers, reducing steps between fielding and throwing, picking up balls with the bare-hand, a technique for instantly counteracting a bobbled ball, and the importance of having a short memory.

Every segment employs Coach Buck's proven "drill-progression" approach, developing proper movements and instilling confidence and competence through a logical series in which each drill builds on the one before.

More than a demonstration of drills, this is a successful coaching approach proven to create improvement!

48 minutes. 2011.


with Brandon Buck, Mountain Pointe (AZ) High School Head Coach;
2011 5A Division I Arizona State Champs,
finished 2011 ranked #1 Nationally via Freeman's Poll on Max Preps.

Brandon Buck emphasizes that the catcher's #1 job is to "keep a strike a strike," and shows you the tools and techniques that enable every catcher to execute it effectively. He also draws an important distinction between funneling and framing and shows why funneling is more desirable.

Coach Buck covers receiving, blocking, throwing, footwork, glove work, stance, body positioning, swaying, throws to second, getting the fast angle to third, back-picking at first, and handling the pitching staff.


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