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Player Development Guide

Introduced

Developed

Mastered

GENERAL
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Know all position names
Display good sportsmanship
Hustle at all times
Learn to be a good teammate
Learn the rules of the game
Learn how a game progresses
THROWING
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Proper 4-seam grip
Warm-up routine
Wrist action and ball rotation
Body and trunk rotation
Big arm swing, 6-9-12
Step and throw to target
Follow through to glove side
Accuracy
Power position with ball pointed away
FIELDING
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Ready position
Understand where plays made
Covering bases
Force play
Ground balls
Fly balls
Tag play
Back-up of all fielders and throws
Footwork, moving side to side for ball
Identifying the cut-off man
Throwing to the cut-off man
Crow hop
HITTING
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Bat selection
Proper grip
Set-up in batter’s box
Both hands on bat through swing
Follow through and lay bat down
Keep hands above the ball though swing
Fire hips as hands come through the ball
Be aggressive
RUNNING
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Run straight through 1st base
Stop on 2nd and 3rd bases
Rounding bases after a hit
Run on ground ball with force
Listen to 1st and 3rd base coaches
When it is required to tag up
Understand when not forced to run
Run with two outs
PITCHING
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Pitching from the windup
Set-up on pitching rubber
Balance point
Elbow above shoulder through pitch
Balance point
Follow-through to glove side knee
Fielding position after pitch
Backing up plays and throws
Cover 1st base on ground balls to 1st
Pitcher’s attitude
CATCHING
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Set-up behind the plate
Proper fitting and use of equipment
Blocking pitches
Catching pop-ups

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Port Washington Youth Baseball & Softball

PO Box 84 
Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074

Email: [email protected]

Port Washington Youth Baseball & Softball

PO Box 84 
Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074

Email: [email protected]
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