Catcher Receiving Stance: No Baserunners

Main Takeaways:

  • After the catcher calls the pitch—fastball, rise ball, change, etc.—she will “Pop” her feet out, getting into the receiving stance.
  • Keep the weight on the balls of the feet, toes pointing slightly outward.
  • Keep the hips up high: this will increase the ability to move from side to side, covering each part of the plate, when receiving the pitch.
  • Make sure the catcher’s glove-side arm is not stiff; keep it bent and relaxed.
  • Stay square to the pitcher, giving a good target, while also making it easier to receive pitches on the inside and outside corners.

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