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Make Time for Your Catchers [ARTICLE]

by Inside Pitch Online on

Many high school programs have a similar problem: their catchers don't get enough practice time. Most of the issues fall into two categories: a lack of catching...... Continue

Outfield Communication [ARTICLE]

by USA Baseball on

The best outfielder communicates well with his teammates. This helps both the other outfielders and infielders to understand where each player is and...... Continue

The Shortstop's Priority When Holding Runners On [ARTICLE]

by Baseball by the Yard on

There are a boatload of little things that shortstops should do in order to effectively hold runners on at second base. However, one...... Continue

Blocking Tips [ARTICLE]

by USA Baseball on

The catcher must understand that it is their responsibility and commitment to block every ball in the dirt with runners...... Continue

Cutoff Positioning for a Ball Hit to Left Field [ARTICLE]

by Human Kinetics on

As we move into situational defense, we need to address the standard cutoff positioning of the infielders for singles hit to the outfield. This standard...... Continue

Backing Up Plays [ARTICLE]

by USA Baseball on

No matter the level of baseball, errors are a big part of the game. While back-ups may not eliminate errors, they will certainly limit the number of extra bases...... Continue

Improve Fundamentals With These Baseball Catcher Drills [ARTICLE]

by STACK on

Baseball catchers, from little league to the majors, have the same tasks: receive pitches, block balls in the dirt, throw out base runners, and keep the entire team ready on each play. All catchers, no matter what their level, must develop their...... Continue

Keep the Batter off Second Base [ARTICLE]

by Baseball by the Yard on

Today's post is another common strategy also geared towards outfielders. This strategy is to make sure the opposing team has a harder time getting back into a game when they are behind 2 or more runs late in the game. A defensive team uses this...... Continue

3 Drills That Improve Agility for Baseball Infielders [ARTICLE]

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The better a baseball infielder's range, the more plays he can make. But range has to be developed through baseball agility drills that work on first-step burst, quickness and acceleration. Here are three drills I use with my infielders at Ashland...... Continue

Common Third Base Mistakes [ARTICLE]

by Baseball by the Yard on

Playing too shallow. I suppose there may be coaches or players who would disagree with this but I believe it is too common. Obviously, if a third baseman has a weaker arm it would be natural for him to play a little more shallow. However, many...... Continue