Most US coaches recite the mantra, "Two hands for beginners" because they
heard it a lot as kids themselves. The players never want to hear it,
they are not beginners as soon as they reach pre-pubesent knowledge of all
things. Even if they never saw a ball and thought a diamond was
IMHO, the correct way is two hands because you need to make a play, not
look good (or dumb, when it bounces out, ever so o o o slowly).. For
intermediate players, the task is to reach in for the ball, not toss it
into the throwing hand from the glove. That produces an error I like to
see in infielders.
It shows they're working on quick hands, but need to work on the
Watch a Division 1 F6or F4 trying to turn a pivot dbl play--the glove to
to the air is one motion. Can't even come close if any delay. Same in
I think. Everything has to be fast in fastpitch.
--Lee Humes, Woodland, Ca.