Amanda's Favorite Drills

 Amanda Williams  is a National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) All Star playing with the Chicago Bandits, Rockford Thunder and the Tennessee Diamonds.    She is a former four-year starter in center field for Marshall University and also helped in the coach department for the Thundering Herd.    

Amanda Williams is a National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) All Star playing with the Chicago Bandits, Rockford Thunder and the Tennessee Diamonds.    She is a former four-year starter in center field for Marshall University and also helped in the coach department for the Thundering Herd.

 

The 5-ball drill:

The coach has 5 balls in hand and athlete stands about 5 yards away, facing the coach. Each ball is thrown in a different direction and after each catch is made receiver gets rid of the ball quickly (off to the side) and gets ready for the next ball. Coach should toss the ball in a 15 foot radius varying the types of tosses: shoestring, line drives, and over the shoulder catches. With advanced athletes challenge them with diving catches. This drill promotes agility and the ability to change direction and cover ground.

Pro Player and Pro Cuffs™ staff member Amanda Williams shows off one of her favorite drills for outfielders!