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Overview of skills and required knowledge for different baseball and softball player positions

Have you wondered why the catcher throws the ball around the infield after the pitcher strikes out a batter? When you see players executing a crisp throw between infielders, what is your first impression of that team? Good? Bad? Read below to learn why catchers immediately throw the ball to 3rd base (or to the …

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Key Takeaways Introduction When compared to full contact sports like American football, basketball and ice hockey, the danger of getting hurt while playing baseball is fairly low. [1] Of course, playing in any sport has inherent risk to injury and baseball is no different. In order to determine the most dangerous position in baseball, I …

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Accelerated learning opportunities compared to other positional players Advanced situational awareness by 12u means better playing opportunities for 13u and up In youth baseball, catchers are used starting from 2nd grader. You have no shortage of kids wanting to play catcher because many kids think it’s cool to put on the gear and play. But …

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