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Backing Up First

Backing up first base is a very basic part of the catching position, yet, many catchers, especially at the youth level, fail to do their job in regards to backing up first base. This is a heads up play that can also couple as a hustle play. Catcher who fail to back up first base will be labeled as "lazy" so it is in the best interest of catchers to always back up first. It shows the coach that your head is in the game as well as your heart. Lets talk for a bit about this topic and answer a few questions that you may have regarding getting down the line. Why do we do it? When do we do it? How far do I run? Where do I run? First the why. Before we do anything on a baseball field it is i

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