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Majors Player Development Guide

Introduced

Developed

Mastered

General


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

Offensive signs from coach

Defensive signs from coach


Throwing


Proper 4-seam grip

Warm-up routine

Wrist action and ball rotation

Body and trunk 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

Leg drive

60’ throw

90’ throw


Fielding


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

Run downs

Relay footwork

Double plays

Bunt coverage

Steal coverage

Runners at 1st and 3rd situations


Hitting


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

Going with pitch

Bunting


Running


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

Bent leg slide

Run downs

Primary and secondary leads

Return to base on pick-off

Stealing bases


Pitching


Pitching from the windup

Set-up on pitching rubber

Balance point

Big arm swing, 6-9-12

Power position with ball pointed away

Elbow above shoulder through pitch

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

Changing speeds


Catching


Set-up behind the plate / body position

Proper fitting and use of equipment

Blocking pitches

Catching pop-ups

Team leadership

Signals for defense

Throwing to bases

Controlling infield on bunt coverages

Dropped 3rd strikes


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Port Washington Youth Baseball & Softball

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Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074

Email: [email protected]

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PO Box 84 
Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074

Email: [email protected]
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