Today, we continue our softball baserunning discussion with a quick exercise called â€œRun and Check from 1st Baseâ€.
Softball Baserunning: Run and Check from 1st Base
The most important thing for your athlete to remember is that as she gets onto first base and takes her lead for 2nd, at about half way between 1st and 2nd base, she is going to take a check over her left shoulder to look at the 3rd base coach who will direct her to come to third, or hold up at second.
You can practice this important baserunning skill with your players, by having them run through the drill set in the video above. Not only will this drill improve their baserunning skills, but it will also work on communication and trust between athlete and coach.
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