A.J. Andrews is known for her dynamic flair on the field, and eye-catching fashion off of it. She is recognized as one of the most exciting softball players in the world and is the first woman to ever win a Rawlings Gold Glove award. Off the field, A.J. is a motivational speaker who promotes women and girls’ empowerment and works as a special guest at softball clinics around the nation.
A.J. also preaches that one of the most important skills to work on in softball is hand-eye coordination. And we got an inside look into one of her favorite drills that focuses on exactly that. Watch the video and follow the steps below to improve your hand-eye coordination and elevate your game.
Step-by-step Drill Instructions
- Grab some tennis balls or softballs.
- Get a friend, teammate, or parent to toss you the balls.
- Start the drill in position like you would in the field of play.
- Have the individual tossing the balls stand 5-10 yards away facing you.
- To start the drill, have the individual toss one ball at a time in the air in different directions. For example: As soon as you catch one ball to your right, have the person throw another ball to your left.
- Repeat the process back and forth from right to left.
- Mix it up by having the individual throw the balls from front to back as well as side to side.
A.J.’s specialty is making spectacular plays on the field with ease. Check out the full list of products she uses to stay at the top of her game by clicking here or going to eastbay.com.