Kickball Outfielders

Chapter 8.2

Meet the outfielders they're a group of three (3) players that play in the outfield on the field. Get ready to learn about the outfielders.

Introduction

Outfielders are the defensive players who stand in the outfield, or the large grassy area that is farthest from home plate.

Rookie Road Kickball The Outfield Image

The outfielders include the following players:

Rookie Road Kickball Outfielder Image

In this tutorial we will learn about the outfielders and what their role is on the field in kickball.

Left Fielder

As we learned in Chapter 4: kickball Player Positions, the left fielder occupies left field (typically the left one-third segment of the outfield)

Rookie Road Kickball Left Fielder Image

Right Fielder

The right fielder occupies right field (the right one-third segment of the outfield).

Rookie Road Kickball Right Fielder Image

Occasionally, the left fielder and right fielder may cross into each other's general areas if a kickball is hit in between them. In addition, sometimes the shallow outfield is covered by the infielders.

Center Fielder

the center fielder occupies center field (the center one-third segment of the outfield).

Rookie Road Kickball Center Fielder Image

Shifting

Shifting is a technique used by infielders and outfielders on occasion. If they know that a kicker tends to hit the kickball to a certain area, the fielders will move, or shift, their positions slightly toward that direction.

Rookie Road Kickball Shifting Image

For example, if it is predicted that a certain kicker will hit to left field, the first baseman would stand slightly more to the left of first base than he usually does, and same with all the other infielders and their bases. Or, if a kicker is about to bunt, the infielders will shift closer to home plate.

Outfielders stand closer to a specific direction within their segment of the outfield.

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