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Effective First Baseman Mechanics

Left Handed First Baseman

Movement - moves slightly around the ball... Right Foot - steps to open the body to second base... Eyes - look the ball into the glove... Throw - body stays low for slower ground balls or a fast runner... higher arm angle on quicker balls and slower runners... always chest high over the inside corner of the base... Feet on the Throw - no steps or left foot replaces the right to make a stronger, more accurate throw.

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Right Handed First Baseman

Ball Hit Right at/just Right of First Baseman.
Feet - turn the player clockwise to make the throw... Plant - the right foot plants square to second base... Throw - stride and throw the ball.
Ball Hit to the Left of the First Baseman. Right Foot - crosses over planting square to the target... Hips - align with the target... Left Foot - strides and throws the ball.

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Effective First Baseman Mechanics

In this 8 panel brochure, Softball Parents, Developmental League Coaches and Self-Coached Players discover how to develop muscle memory with these detailed first baseman mechanics ...

  • receiving infield throws,

  • holding runners on base,

  • fielding ground balls,

  • throwing the baseball,

  • catching fly balls,

  • completing double plays,

  • tagging,

  • playing cutoff and

  • rundown teamwork.

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