Outfield Tips

Posted on July 16, 2013

During batting practice shag all balls in your position! The READY POSITION is one of narrow stance with the weight on the balls of feet and the center of gravity relatively high, so that the outfielder can move quickly in any direction. He must be ready to move rather instantaneously in an unknown direction. You should walk into the ready position. PRE-PLAY MENTAL PREPARATIONS: Determine how the ball bounces off the wall. Determ...

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Third Base Tasks and Tips

Posted on July 16, 2013

Playing third base requires the player to change his fielding position depending on the situation the hitter is facing. The following guidelines will enable them to be ready and move quickly to take up a new position on the field, as the situation changes. Set Position Weight slightly forward, left foot in front three or four inches of the right foot. Knees slightly bent and weight up on the balls of the feet. Glove held waist high. ...

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Blocking Is The Easy Part

Posted on July 10, 2013

It is common knowledge among youth baseball and softball coaches that the one play most responsible for scoring runs is not the blast over the fence or the shot in the gap; it’s the passed ball. As coaches we often find ourselves asking why is it so difficult for our young catchers to keep the ball in front of them. Why do so many balls get by and allow runners to advance and ultimately score? To understand the problem lets divide passed ...

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