1. Actually picking off a runner is great, but the real goal here is simply to keep the runner close and honest; to HOLD the runner, to CONTROL the running game.
2. Keeping your glove tucked into your left shoulder. It aids balance, which aids accuracy and control.
3. Stay “over the rubber.” This aids in controlling the body as well.
4. When turning toward first, line up your shoulders with your target as you would on any other throw.
5. Stay “tight” with your arms during your turn. “Long” or open arms slow everything down and can affect accuracy.
6. Practicing picks also can be done on flat ground, which means it can be practiced virtually anywhere! Flat ground is flat ground; in your bedroom, family room, backyard, etc. … Reps, reps, reps!
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