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THE LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL® consultant TO CORRECTING THE 25 commonest MISTAKES
For younger gamers (and their coaches) there is not anything extra difficult than being affected by baseball basics. With the systematic method during this ordinary consultant, coaches will learn how to realize and service the most typical faults that younger avid gamers make.
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6 POOR BALANCE IN THE STANCE Balance is a crucial factor in any sport. Golf, tennis, football, basketball—take your pick. You’ll never see a successful performer in any of these activities who isn’t on balance most of the time. The same thing is true for baseball. Small wonder that balance is one of the chief goals of a batter’s stance. —Charley Lau T here are no ﬁxed guidelines for the batting stance. Stances vary greatly, but most batters take up a position with their feet approximately shoulder-width apart, or slightly wider, with some ﬂex in their knees and their arms and hands held slightly in front of the body.
Notice, Failing to Cradle the Ball When Catching It Younger players should use smaller gloves that can be more easily manipulated. however, that middle inﬁelders (shortstop and second basemen) use much smaller gloves than outﬁelders. This is due to their need to ﬁnd and remove the ball from their gloves quickly in many situations, such as the double play. Hall of Fame second basemen Joe Morgan (Cincinnati Reds) and Bill Mazeroski (Pittsburgh Pirates) used smaller gloves (gloves with 13-inch ﬁngers as opposed to the 17-inch gloves that pitchers and outﬁelders used) for this reason.