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Effective Third Baseman Mechanics

Preparation - between pitches practice a glove angle for fly balls, prepare for a ball hit into the sun... Glove Hand - use to shade the sun from the eyes... An Option with a "High Sky"- same skills except move the head to the side of the glove... he shadow around the ball gives a better view of the ball... watch the ball into the glove.

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To quickly get to the ball, the Third Baseman uses either a "cross-over" step or a "shuffle". A chest high, accurate throw to the player covering second base begins the double play... Mental Image -
"You be sure, he'll be quick".

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Effective Third Baseman Mechanics

In this 8 panel brochure, Softball Parents, Developmental League Coaches and Self-Coached Players discover these detailed third baseman mechanics ...

  • fielding ground balls,

  • throwing a Softball,

  • handling screamers to third base,

  • fielding slow rollers,

  • catching fly balls,

  • completing the 5-4-3 double play,

  • tagging,

  • playing cut-off and

  • rundowns.

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