The best players on a youth baseball team almost always play shortstop.
It may seem like an odd coincidence that this happens a lot, but it’s not something that simply happens by chance.
The reason for this is that shortstop is one of the most important positions on the field.
In youth baseball, it may be the single most important defensive position – especially in leagues where coaches are the ones throwing the pitch.Continue reading
Third base is known as the hot corner for a reason.
Batted balls come at you at very high rates of speed at the position, which requires third basemen to have a lot of quick reaction skills that aren’t necessary at many other positions in baseball.
While third base is a demanding position and can take quite the toll on your body, it’s a great position to master and one that’s constantly in on the action.Continue reading
Second base is not only one of the most important positions on the field, but it’s also one of the most demanding.
It’s not an easy position to master. There’s a lot of ground to cover.
Plus, the position naturally takes right-handed throwers and faces them away from first base, making throws to that base much tougher than at other positions.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the traits, roles, and responsibilities of a second baseman and some tips on how you can start to learn the position.Continue reading
A first baseman has a lot of responsibilities, and while his main duty is simple (to catch the ball), it’s not as easy as it sounds.
First base isn’t a position for everyone, as it takes a lot of physical and mental traits that may not be a fit for all players.
Let’s take a look at what some of these traits are, as well as the roles and responsibilities of playing first base and some tips for players who want to be great first basemen.Continue reading
Being a great pitcher takes mental endurance.
A great pitcher must be able to get through difficult situations and make his way through it mentally first.
Without a good mental approach, a solid physical result won’t follow.
Let’s take a closer look at what makes a really great pitcher and how you can become one.Continue reading
Catcher is a very difficult position to play in baseball.
But what makes a good catcher? How can you tell if a particular player would be a good fit as a catcher?
Here are some ways:Continue reading