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Basic Fly Ball Priorities

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shack_lfIn baseball, one of the worst scenarios on defense is when players don’t communicate and a fly ball that should have been caught falls in for a base hit.  With two outs and clinging to a one-run lead, proper communication and teamwork must be at its best.  Set the standard from the very beginning of the season that ALL outfield play must properly and loudly be communicated.  Among the very first defensive rules you should learn and practice with your team are OUTFIELD PRIORITIES.

Generally, as outfielders are running towards each other to make a play, their eyes are watching the ball and thinking about making the play.  It's hard to judge how far your fellow fielder is away from you when you can't see him!  Using outfield priority guidelines will help instruct which fielder has priority over the others.

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