Batting Checklist Preparation _____ feet about shoulder width apart _____Weight a little bit on your back foot _____knees a little bit bent _____middle knuckles lined up _____elbows hanging _____ weight a little bit on the balls of your feet Execution _____keep your eyes on the ball _____small step with your front foot _____move your front elbow towards the pitcher _____turn your hips to the pitcher (push back toes down and turn your foot or squish the bug _____move your weight towards your front foot _____hips are facing the pitcher _____swing the bat fast and hard through the ball keeping your eyes on

Batting Checklist
Preparation
_____ feet about shoulder width apart _____Weight a little bit on your back foot _____knees a little bit bent
_____middle knuckles lined up _____elbows hanging
_____ weight a little bit on the balls of your feet
Execution
_____keep your eyes on the ball
_____small step with your front foot
_____move your front elbow towards the pitcher
_____turn your hips to the pitcher (push back toes down and turn your foot or squish the bug _____move your weight towards your front foot
_____hips are facing the pitcher
_____swing the bat fast and hard through the ball keeping your eyes on the ball
_____hit the ball
Follow Through
_____weight is balanced or slightly back _____wrists are rolled or turned over _____hips are facing the pitcher
_____hands are wrapped around the shoulder _____eyes are still on the ball
Fielding Ground Balls Checklist
Preparation
_____your shoulders are square or facing the batter
_____feet about shoulder width apart with the glove foot a little bit ahead of the other _____Weight is slightly forward (on the balls of your feet) balanced side to side _____knees are bent bringing you low to the ground
_____glove hand is almost touching the ground in front of the body
_____the throwing hand is beside the glove ready for clean fielding
_____ your back is flat and upright so you are facing the batter
_____eyes are on the ball
Execution
_____kee p your eyes on the ball
_____hands are low with the glove open to the ball
_____move to the ball and meet it in front of the body
_____use two hands (alligator) to field the ball into the glove _____watch the ball into your glove
_____the throwing hand is over the ball and getting ready to throw
Follow Through
_____weight is moving back with the ball in your throwing hand
_____the glove side elbow is pointing toward where you are going to throw the ball _____the glove side of the body is pointing toward the target
____ _the ball is in throwing position
_____eyes are on the target you are going to throw to
Fielding Fly Balls Checklist
Preparation
_____your shoulders are square or facing the batter
_____feet about shoulder width apart with the glove foot a little bit ahead of the other _____Weight is slightly forward (on the balls of your feet) balanced side to side _____knees are slightly bent ready to go in any direction
_____glove and throwing hand is about at your knees in front of the body
_____ your back is flat and upright so you are facing the batter
_____eyes are on the ball and the batter
Execution
_____keep your eyes on the ball
_____your eyes and body are moving with the ball
_____hands are still down until you get to where you are going to field the ball
_____when you get to where you are going to field the ball, you get ready with your body and your glove open to the ball
_____watch the ball into your glove which is pointing up at your throwing shoulder _____the throwing hand closes your glove over the ball and then gets ready to throw
Follow Through
_____weight is moving back with the ball in your throwing hand
_____the glove side elbow is pointing to ward where you are going to throw the ball _____the glove side of the body is pointing toward the target
_____the ball is in throwing position
_____eyes are on the target you are going to throw to
Throwing Checklist
Preparation
_____3 finger grip across the seams
_____glove side foot is closer to the target
_____weight is on the back foot
_____glove or glove side elbow is pointed toward the target
_____ throwing hand elbow is at shoulder height at a 90 degree angle _____the wrist is cocked with the ball outside the wrist
_____eyes are on the target
Execution
_____your eyes are on the target as you step toward it with your throwing hand foot which is now in front
_____weight transfers to your front foot then push off your front foot ____ _the shoulder leads the elbow of the throwing hand _____weight transfers to your front foot
_____your forearm rotates through with the ball up high
_____the glove hand or elbow comes down
_____the throwing hand arm extends and the wrist snaps as you release the ball
Follow Through
_____your weight is on your front (glove side) foot
_____your front knee is bent
_____your throwing hand crosses over your body to the other side with your throwing shoulder forward
_____your throwing shoulder is forward
_____finish back in your balanced position with your eyes on the target you just threw to
Catching Checklist
Preparation
_____your eyes are on the thrower and the ball
_____hips and shoulders are facing the thrower
_____your feet are in a comfortable position with your glove foot slightly in front of the other _____your weight is even on both feet
_____your glove and throwing hand are slightly out in front of your body with the fingers up _____ give a big target at the chest
When the ball is :
_____above the waist, thumbs are pointed up
_____below the waist, pinkies are pointed down
Execution
_____watch the ball into the glove
_____let the ball come to your glove without reaching for it
_____cushion the ball (allow your glove to move in with it)
_____catch the ball in the glove and take the ball with the throwing hand and get ready to throw or close the glove with your throwing hand
_____begin to move your weight to the back foot and turn the glove side shoulder to the throwing target
_____eyes are on the ball
Follow Through
_____your weight is on your back foot
_____the glove side is turned to the target
_____your glove side elbow is pointed at the target
_____y ou are ready to throw if you need to or to hang on to the ball

Posted by

Related Posts

Have you done this? What can you add to this tip?