Simple Tips For Playing Baseball
Simple Tips For Playing Baseball by Robert Michael
Baseball is a game of skill and for that reason the best athlete
is not always the best player. Baseball involves thrilling,
pitching, catching, baserunning, fielding, and hitting. If you
want to improve in all of these areas and skills then you must
practice regularly using drills. Practicing must be fast and
include jumping from one drill to the other. A good baseball
player must always focus on making the most out of every drill
session instead of just going through the motions which can
often lead to bad habits. If you want to improve your baseball
game focus on top form in as many drill opportunities as you
can. Here's some information to help you while work on improving
your baseball game.
Throwing the Ball
You should grab the baseball with your index finger and middle
finger along the long seams of the baseball while keeping your
thumb underneath it to provide support. When you throw be sure
to square your shoulders with your target and while moving
towards the target throw with a 3/4 arm action.
Fielding the Ball
If you keep your feet spread and stay down you'll ensure good
balance. You do not want the ball to go between your legs and
you always want your glove in front of you so you can block the
ball and see it go into your glove.
Catching Fly Balls
If you're out in the outfield you'll want to be striding towards
your target and you'll want to be behind the ball. You need to
be able to see the ball and you need to be able to quickly get
your stride to throw to your target. Finally, be sure to catch
the ball above the shoulder with your elbow bent. This will help
cushion when catching.
When batting your stance should consist of your feet shoulder
length apart with your toes pointed inward slightly. This stance
will help you keep your balance. Be sure to look at the pitcher
with your head level.
Always run in a way to give yourself the best chance for top
speed. For example, if you plan on running more than one base
try to time your steps so you hit the base with your right foot
as you get less arc and stay consistently striding without
losing speed towards the next base.
Good pitchers focus on making consistent strikes with proper
mechanics. Proper mechanics will reduce the chances of an injury. If you vary the speed of your pitch the batters will
remain confused and their timing will be off.
These tips for improving your baseball are just beginning. It is
important that you practice on all of these skills if you want
to become a well-rounded baseball player.
Robert Michael is a writer for www.faubaseball.com which
is an excellent place to find baseball links, resources and