Re: Double Play Footwork
Posted by: Coach C (
) on Sat Feb 23 14:57:41 2002
I know this is a swing discussion, but I have been having trouble lately with some of my footwork around the bag on doubleplays. I play second base, and my problem is receiving balls to the right of second base. Currently I just take my back foot to the ball and then just rely on armstrength to get the ball to first. Does anyone have a more fluid technique they would like to share?
As you catch you must also load the back-side. You do it when you pitch....you do it when you hit....it's called loading. Load the weight back to generate a good weight shift. Certainely there are times when bad throws will not allow you to load, but if you're anticipating a bad throw you'll be balanced to catch anything.
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