Starters Baseball

Catching Footwork: The Good, the Bad, and How to Correct it

Catching Footwork: The Good, the Bad, and How to Correct it

At a young age, catchers tend to take more steps towards 2nd base to try to get more on the throw due to their arm strength being poor. On the other hand, older players tend to not use their lower half as much and rely on their arm strength to make a strong accurate throw to 2nd. The lower half is what drives the catcher towards 2nd and aides in getting as much on the throw to the base as possible.

How to Field a Ground Ball: The proper technique and footwork for making the routine plays look easy

How to Field a Ground Ball: The proper technique and footwork for making the routine plays look easy

Just like in every sport and every facet of life, fundamentals are the keys to success. A successful player is a player that understands this aspect of the game and works tirelessly to make sure he is fundamentally sound.

One of the most important aspects of baseball, in every aspect of the game is a player’s footwork. When you’re hitting, you need your footwork to be consistent and repeatable. When you’re pitching your footwork needs to put you in position to fully utilize the rest of your body. When you’re fielding, you need your footwork to stay consistent and get you in an athletic, powerful position to make the play.

How Can You Consistently Perform at Your Best Every Day? It all starts in the Preparation.

How Can You Consistently Perform at Your Best Every Day? It all starts in the Preparation.

Pre-game routines are a very important and often overlooked part of preparing for competition. Giving youth pitchers structure when preparing for a game is something that can pay off for them for the rest of their careers. As arm injuries continue to rise, it is something that needs to be attacked from the ground up. At the youth level, most players don’t feel a need to warm-up. Their bodies are loose and ready for competition without much activity. They may not feel what picking up a baseball and throwing with no warm-up is doing to their bodies, but over time it will more than likely affect them in a major way. There are multiple benefits of having a structured pre-game routine.