Youth Catching

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.