Marlins’ coach Perry Hill preaches simple steps to fielding excellence and break a 100 year old record in the process.
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Boston Globe names Perry Hill as #1 infield coach in the MLB (2014)
“27 outs… No More, is not just a catchy slogan pinned by one of the best infield coaches in the country, but rather a benchmark every team should strive to reach. The Texas B7 System is the perfect infield training system that covers everything you ever wanted to know, and everything you will ever need to teach. This is best fielding mechanics system on the market.”
“Teach Your Players The Best Fielding Fundamentals In The Game By The Best Coach in The Game”.
From the Desk of Sparky Parker
Co-Founder of the Texas B7 Training System
It is my extreme pleasure to be able to offer you this amazing opportunity to join a community of coaches interested in learning & teaching Major League fielding fundamentals from one of the best MLB infield coaches in the country; my good buddy and colleague, Perry “Bone” Hill.
In the 15 minutes it takes to read this letter, I will show you how it’s possible to start teaching and coaching the exact same fielding mechanics that are taught by the best fielding coach in the country.
Maybe you’re a high level professional coach and you have been in the industry a long time, you have seen it all and you consider yourself somewhat of an expert in the area of fielding. But, just maybe, you realize that there may be something unique happening that is different then what you have been teaching all these years.
Or perhaps, you are a college or High school coach looking to make a significant impression on those you are teaching. You have been using the same drills and same technique for years and are looking for another point of view. Are looking to be better? Make better players and have a team defense that looks more like the Great China Wall. If so, this is your Golden Ticket.
Or, maybe you may simply be in the early stages of your coaching and teaching career and you are looking for the best information out there. With so much to learn and so many resources out there it becomes confusing trying to decipher the best route to take. If you are confident in your ability and eager to learn, you have found the right website.
A proven system from the best coach in the country.
My Name is Sparky Parker and I am the co-founder of the Texas B7 System taught and developed by my good friend and colleague, Perry “Bone” Hill.
Bone is easily considered one of the best in the business when it comes to the art teaching and training infielders. A true master of his profession, Coach Hill brings an endless amount of knowledge and experience to this program as well as a proven track record for coaches at every level. This is truly a remarkable opportunity to work with a remarkable coach. A training tool that every coach in the country should have at their fingertips.
“Perry Hill is a very special guy that has made such a significant impact on so many players’ lives; they all just rave about him. Bone is very dedicated to his job and does it extremely well. A great communicator, very positive, and has a great deal of energy. Perry had a plan for every situation we were ever in, and he is extremely well prepared. When we were in Florida together, I gave him full authority to run the show. That should tell you all you need to know; He is the Best in the Business!”
-Jack McKeon – 2003 World Champion
“Perry Hill, an infield instructor of mine when I played for the Texas Rangers, is one of the best defensive coaches I ever have been around.”
I’ve played for 16 years in the big leagues. Perry Hill has one of the best techniques for coaching infielders. His ideas are outstanding. My kids went from 2nd base to Shortstop because of Perry Hill’s video. Ozzie Guillen, Manager of the World Champion Chicago White Sox.
“Every time Perry Hill takes charge, we improve the defense,” Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez says. “It’s a fact, everywhere he goes.”
He’s been phenomenal. He has made a tremendous impact. He’s been a huge part of why our infield and our defense has gotten better.”
This is not just another training system by just any coach. This is the Texas B7 training system designed and refined by a Gold Glove specialist and World Series Champion; every aspect and every detail brought to you with more pride and passion that you will ever experience.
Just listen to what his Gold Glove players are saying about Perry “Bone” Hill.
“He was very important to me,” Castillo said from the New York Mets’ camp. “Before him, I never won a Gold Glove. That’s why I gave him my first one. After I started working with him, I won three straight. He is a very positive person and the best infield coach I’ve ever worked with. He never got down on anyone.”“I wouldn’t have won it without him,” says Luis Castillo, a second baseman who spent six seasons in the majors before he met Hill with the Florida Marlins in 2002, the year before Castillo’s first of three consecutive awards for defensive excellence.
Luis Castillo, Gold Glove Second Base 2003-2005
I’ve worked with Perry Hill for several years and I’ve become the National League Gold Glove Shortstop. If you work on Perry Hill’s fundamentals, you can become a better shortstop and infielder.
“He is one of the best infield coaches of all time”.
Orlando Cabrera, Gold Glove Shortstop – 2001
“Perry Hill’s probably the best coach I’ve ever had,” Lee said. “What he preaches defensively, what he brings as an infield coach, I’d say he’s worth about 10 to 15 wins a year as a coach. That’s saying a lot for a coach. … We’ll take him.
Derek Lee, Gold Glove First Base – 2003
Lowell said from Boston Red Sox camp. “But I think what he does best is he backs it up. He’ll go on film and say, ‘Hey, I was looking on film, and this is what I’m talking about.’ I’ll bet he already has a good rapport with those guys after about a week.
Mike Lowell, Gold Glove Third Base – 2005
He knows his stuff.”
Dee Gordon, Gold Glove Second Base- 2015
“That dude is just amazing; I can’t say it enough,” said Gordon, who joins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria in one of baseball’s top double-play combinations. “He’s the best coach I’ve probably ever had.”
There is no better time to start making a change, then the present. The Texas B7 System belongs in every dugout across the country and in the hands of every coach, player or parent looking to make a significant difference in their players’ lives. Regardless if you are coaching at the highest level of the game or merely the beginning, the Texas B7 System will set you a part.
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Here is what our members will receive when they join the Texas B7 System.
*Online Videos of Perry Hill’s 6F’s of Fielding.
*Bone’s Back Hand Videos.
*The Texas B7 Training Manual / 80 pages.
*The Bone Position Video’s – Authentic video footage from Bones Expos and Pirates years.
*Bones Positioning and Defense Rotation Diagrams.
*Infield Warm-up Progression.
*Bone’s Video Vault Library – Uncut.
We are very proud of the package we have put together for our members and we are 100% confident you will too. Don’t let another season pass you by with mediocre results, elevate your game and set a new standard, 27 outs…No More!
The 6F’s Series & Back Hand Drills – Originally created as a DVD, we converted all of the files and have embedded the series directly onto our website.Proper footwork before the delivery, as the pitch is released and as the ball enters the hitting zone, is a key to being a good infielder. You want to get yourself in the best position possible to react and move side to side to field a batted ball as quickly as possible.
- Be in a relaxed position as the pitcher holds the ball.
- On the pitcher’s first movement bend your back slightly.
- When the pitcher’s arm is moving forward and reaches the ear, take a small step forward with either foot and then separate your feet into a ready position.
- The feet should be about shoulder-width apart with the knees slightly bent.
- Separating both feet at the same time ensures that your weight will be distributed on both feet evenly and slightly forward on the balls of your feet.
- Avoid laziness as the game progresses; always move your feet into the proper position to set up with a wide base, the butt down and the hands out in front.
- Follow this routine on each pitch and you’ll always be prepared to react quickly to receive the ball when it is hit.The second “F” of infield defense is “field.” Once you’ve established a good ready position that allows you to react quickly when the ball is hit, it is time to get to the ball and field it. As we discussed earlier, you want to get to the ball as quickly as you can, setting up by creating a wide base with your feet so that your butt can get down and your hands can be pushed out in front of your body. You always want to catch the ball out in front so that you can see the ball and the glove in the same view.
- As you get to the ball, you want to make sure that your feet are wide apart to create a wide base.
- This will allow you to get your butt down and hour hands out in front so that you can see the ball and the glove in the same view.
- Seeing the ball and the glove in the same view from the time the ball leaves the bat will allow you to be a more consistent fielder and will make it easier to react to difficult hops.
- Creating a wide base with you feet also provides a good balance point so that you won’t tip over.
- Some coaches ask you to get your hands out in front without talking about creating a wide base, which will cause your glove to lift off the ground and may make you tip forward.
- A narrow stance also may make it difficult to see the ball and the glove in the same view from the time that it leaves the bat until it rolls into your glove.
“Funnel” is the third of the 6 “Fs.” After you have established a good ready position and reacted to a batted ball, setting up in the proper position to receive the ball with a wide base, butt down and hands out in front, you should funnel the ball into your body with soft hands. After you catch the ball you want to bring it into the center of the body at chest level so that you can separate the hands and prepare to throw the ball to the appropriate teammate.
- After fielding the ball out in front of the body, you should funnel the ball back into your body with soft hands.
- Bring the ball to the center of the body at chest level so that you can separate the hands and prepare to throw.
- Separate the hands with the thumbs down.
- This gets you into a position of power, locking your front shoulder in on your target.
- It also ensures that the angle of your elbow will be correct with the hand above the ball as the hands come apart.
- Whenever you throw anything – a boxing punch or a bounce pass in basketball – having the thumbs down puts you in a position of power.
- If you funnel properly and separate with the thumbs down, you should automatically get to your release point with the hand directly behind the ball, which is the best way to assure a more powerful, accurate throw.Technically, the third and fourth “Fs” occur at the same time. The fourth “F” is the “footwork” that is necessary to throw the ball to your target. As you funnel the ball toward your body, your feet should begin working. The goal is to generate momentum toward the target by moving your feet in that direction without crossing over. The formula for right-handed players is right foot to left and left foot to target. For lefties it is the opposite – left to right and right to target. This is the best way for you to create the two “Ds,” distance and direction in the proper angle toward the target.
- If you funnel the ball to the center of your body properly and separate your hands with your thumbs down, you should be in the proper position to throw the ball to your target.
- While funneling, the fourth “F” – footwork – also should be taking place
- You should be using the proper footwork to create distance and direction to the target.
- Move your feet in the direction of the target without crossing your feet.
- Right-handers take the right foot toward the left and then the left toward the target.
- Lefties take left to right and right to the target.
- If you cross over your feet before releasing the ball, your hand can get under the ball, which puts strain on the elbow and can make the ball move during its flight toward your teammate.The fifth “F” of infield defense is “fire.” Once you have fielded the ball, funneled it to the center of your body, separated your hands into a position of power with your thumbs down and created direction and distance toward your target, it is time to release the ball.
- If the first four “Fs” have been completed to this point, you shouldn’t have to think about much anything other than getting rid of the ball quickly.
- The separation of your hands with the thumbs down should have your front shoulder aligned properly and your elbow at the proper angle with the hand behind the ball.
- Release the ball once you’ve created the proper direction and distance by moving your feet toward the target without crossing over.
- Use a four-seam grip when throwing after the catch and always try to keep your elbow above the shoulder.
The sixth “F” of infield defense is to “follow” the throw, which helps ensure carry and accuracy. If the proper momentum has been created to establish distance and direction toward the target, the body should automatically take a few extra steps toward the target after the ball is released. If you find that you are peeling off away from the throw or not following it at all, that’s a pretty good indication that you are not generating the momentum necessary to achieve maximum carry and accuracy.
- If the first five “Fs” have been completed to this point, your body should automatically follow the throw after the ball is released for several steps toward the intended target.
- A proper “follow,” which is the sixth “F,” ensures that you are achieving maximum carry and accuracy.
- If you find that you are not following the throw in the direction of the target or following it at all, that is an indication that one of the first five “Fs” might need to be fixed.
Setting up a backhand is all about great body position, put yourself in proper position and fielding becomes much more efficient.
But, wait! This is merely the beginning…members will also have access to collection of Coach Hill’s exclusive training material that includes:
The Texas B7 Training Manual & Position Videos
The B7 manual is in .pdf format so you can print out the manual and take it with you wherever you go. Manual includes the written steps of the 6f’s, backhands, individual play for each position, run downs, bunts, turning 2 pivots, slow rollers, pop ups and more. If it can happen in a game, coach Bone has it is writing. Pictures help illustrate proper fielding positioning throughout the manual; we also included videos demonstrating each critical area in order to adequately convey Bone’s teaching and instruction. We decided to use Bone’s vintage and authentic video footage from back when he was with the Expos and Pirates, the video is a little rough in places, but the content is pure Gold!
Positioning Diagram and Rotation Manual
Teaching your players where to set- up can make all the difference in the world. Coach Hill breaks this down into easy to follow steadfast rules of setting your team to defend straight right, straight left and double play depth that is worth its weight in gold.
Throwing / A Warm-up Progression Chart
Everything Coach Hill does is timed in order to be as efficient as possible. We have included an eight day progression chart for warming up your infield. This is the actual chart used by the Coach Hill with the Pittsburg Pirates and the Florida Marlins.
As a Major League 2nd Baseman, Perry Hill has helped me become a better infielder by practicing his drills. You can learn the same drills by watching Perry Hill’s video on infield play. He’s helped many Major Leaguers and now he can help you.
Jose Vidro, All-Star 2nd Baseman
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