- Once you give the sign and get set, your positioning should allow you to receive, block and throw out of the same position
- Feet should be slightly offset with your throwing side foot slightly further back than your glove side foot. This offset of the feet pre-positions the body to be in a throwing position more quickly.
- Throwing hand is behind glove in a position to easily get ball out of glove for throw on a steal
- Rear-end is raised to catcher’s knee level and chest is lowered
- Glove remains at knee level to batter
- Look at player’s set up from all directions to check for balance, direction, foot placement, height of hips and shoulders as well as glove.
- Younger catchers have a tendency to not get low. They get tired and the shoulders start to get higher and ultimately the height of the shoulders pulls the glove up in the strike zone
- Preach “be athletic”. Catching is very difficult.
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