17 Base Running Tips

Base Running

  2. Run through the bag at first when trying to beat out the play.
  3. Know when to make an aggressive turn at the bag.
  4. Pop up - Be standing at 2nd base when it comes down.
  5. Always know where the ball is.
  6. Take lead with hands on knees, but not resting.
  7. Lead at 2nd conservative primary, aggressive secondary.
  8. Read ball in dirt - see it early and take advantage.
  9. Look for pitchers patterns.
  10. Look at base coaches before every pitch.
  11. Know the signs for that game.
  12. Freeze on a line drive with less than 2 outs.
  13. Know when to run to first on a missed 3rd strike (base not occupied with less than 2 outs) or when there is 2 outs.
  14. Don't run on the infield fly rule (runners on 1 and 2nd or bases loaded with less than 2 outs).
  15. When at 3rd base listen to your coach on ground balls.
  16. Always tag up at 3rd base with less than 2 outs on any fly ball ! (or ball in the air, line drive)
  17. Be Smart.