BVSA Teaches: First Baseman footwork on ball near home
On this episode of BVSA Teaches, Frank Ramppen talks about first baseman footwork on ball near home. So one other play at first base that we need to discuss is receiving a throw from the catcher. Whether it’s a past ball, dropped third strike, bunt, etc., you need to run and straddle the bag. You’re immediately going to see where the ball is going. Your job is to create a lane for the throw at first base. The biggest thing is avoiding a throw that is going over the runner. This could be yelling “outside” or “inside” to help the catcher determine which side to throw on.
You also have to be ready to slide if needed. If the throw isn’t great you want to shuffle your body out of harms way. This means switching feet and getting to the other side of the bag. You have to know where the bag is at all times. This can be a great drill for your first baseman. Have them slide to either side to catch throws at different angles. Team them right, boys and girls.
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