On Wed, 07 Feb 2001 19:15:19 GMT, "Hal Skinner"
>"another problem is this: not all the infielders are there at every
>practice, so i need drills that will accommodate this".
>Hi XB. A question, why are they not showing up for your team practices?
>To run any game situation drills you must be able to field a full team and
>have a few extra for hitters/runners also. Have you ever played in a game
>on a team that did not practice together? It is usually a case of looking
>like the Keystone Cops.
>If you have players that don't make it to practice, then you don't have a
>team that will be close to competitive.
>Find some new infielders or lay down the law to the ones you have. If they
>don't take the committment serious, find some that will. Maybe it's a case
>of having some legitimate reasons why but if not, you might want to find
>some serious players.
therein lies one of the problems. we just don't have a big talent pool
to choose from. we barely have 10 players as it is, so it's tough to
lay down the law. some practices have only 3 infielders show up. and
you're right. it's very much like the keystone cops out there. most of
the girls have some experience. they can all throw and field to a
degree. but because of the lack of practice (or lack of proper
practice), they get into situations, and not everyone knows where to
go, what to do, etc. i don't even know if there is a simple solution
to the problem at hand.
other teams we've seen/played have people at key positions who simply
do things like they are second nature. our players freeze and "choke"
(for lack of a better term). lots of wild throws (i've seen them make
the same throws during practice w/o any problems), forgetting to cover
the bags, etc.
hoping to get the ship righted, just not quite sure where to start.