Sammi Gyerman runs through a crow-hop drill for outfielders as part of the outfield progression. The purpose of this drill is to get players comfortable with the crow-hop and gaining distance to make a strong throw.
How it works: The player starts next to the first cone, in her ready position with knees bent and her glove foot in front. When the coach says go, the player explodes forward with her crow-hop. The second cone should be set up as a goal for the player to reach distance with her back foot during the crow-hop. Once the player has done this with the correct form 5-10 times, add in a ball. The coach stands about 10-15 ft. away and rolls the ball. The player fields the ball off her front foot and explodes into her crow-hop. For this drill, the player is not throwing the ball.
Requirements: A ball, glove, and two cones.