Even for the fan that walks up and watches a fast pitch softball game for the very first time, itâ€™s easy to see how important the catcher is. What seems like a very simplistic position is, in fact, very complex. But very few people understand the complex training that it takes to develop a great catcher.
In today’s video blog post, I have put together 3 fantastic catcher drills that will help your catcher get more comfortable with targeting and framing, and catching low, right and left pitches.
To begin with, I want to refresh on a very important catcher game rule. The rule states that a catcher cannot go past the back line of the batterâ€™s box. So one thing that we tell our catchers is they have to watch and see where the hitter positions herself. Now, this is a very important point. The farther away from the plate you have your catcher, the tougher it is on the umpire because youâ€™re also pushing the umpire back when you move away. So the catcher wants to stay as tight to the plate as the hitter will let them.
3 Fantastic Catcher Drills for Softball!
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