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Figure 8 Drill for Base Running [ARTICLE]

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When baseball players are asked to run at practice, typically it means sprints of various distances before and/or after practice. Sprints are fine but the...... Continue

Tips for Base Runners on Each Base [ARTICLE]

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While on first, look for signs from the third base coach; Keep track of other base runners and the number of outs; Take a primary lead of about...... Continue

Stealing Home With Runners on Third and First [ARTICLE]

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The first priority for the defense is to hold the runner at third when the runner at first tries to steal. Due to this emphasis, the runner at third base must read the defense well, anticipating their movement and throws. Guessing the defense's...... Continue

Stealing Second Base [ARTICLE]

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The base runner must know where the ball is before stepping off any base. If anyone but the pitcher has the ball, the runner should stay on the base to prevent him from being tagged out on a hidden ball trick. ... Continue

Base running tips for the indoor off-season [ARTICLE]

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As winter kicks into gear, many players around the country are stuck indoors for much of their practice routine. Hopefully this includes some base running as well. Here are five tips to get the most out of your indoor running. ... Continue

The Suicide Squeeze - Parts 3, 4, and 5 [ARTICLE]

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I mentioned in Part 1 that I believe the suicide squeeze to be a great weapon for an offense because it is almost impossible to defend against once the play is in motion. The biggest reason for this is the timing involved. If both the runner and...... Continue

Putting Runners in Motion [ARTICLE]

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Aggressive base running is a valuable weapon for any offense. Putting runners in motion in all its forms puts a lot of pressure on a defense because they are forced to deal with multiple things at the same time – throwing, covering bases, chasing...... Continue

Best Pitch for the Double Steal [ARTICLE]

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The runners on first and second base have equal importance in executing the double steal (see figure 10.1). Some coaches seem to think that the runner on first base is not as important since this runner does not have to run just because the runner...... Continue

Running at a Runner [ARTICLE]

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We've all seen a situation where a runner gets caught off a base and proceeds to get into a rundown. It could have been the result of a pickoff play or maybe just rounded a bag too far and got caught in between bases. When runners make this kind...... Continue

4 of the Best Base-Running Drills [ARTICLE]

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To be a well-rounded baseball player, you must develop and practice your base running skills. As my Guide To Base Running Strategy states, because rounding the bags happens almost every play, it is critical to allot time each practice to base...... Continue