The Pick Off – Catching Drills

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Fastpitch Drills

This drill is an advanced alternative to picking off the runner leading off at first base.

This drill will require all infield except for the third baseman, and one base runner.

The pitcher will pitch the ball and the shortstop will shift towards second base (In case the runner decides to steal)

The catcher shoots the ball to the second baseman, either preventing the runner from stealing or tagging the runner as she attempts to steal.

With more advanced teams the second baseman will either throw back to first for the tag on the dive back, throw to second for the tag on the steal, or move to tag the runner herself.

Repeat this drill with live runners to perfect it. This will surprise other teams, as it is not a typical drill for picking off the runner.

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