Catcher backing up 1st on plays to the right side?

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Jan 22, 2011
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Get the angle. And cover getting in front of the Dugout opening if there is one.

Much easier to score from second base than it is first base there should always be a defensive player backing up plays/throws.

This! In 10u, I'd like the catcher to drift up the line to prevent a strange bounce ending up in the dugout if dugout opening is less than halfway up the line to 1B.

Had a painful loss in 10u and another in 12u when 3B didn't think to be alert about the possibility of a bad throw going into the dugout.
 
Jun 11, 2013
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I like the idea of at least heading down towards first. I don't see a need to kill the catcher by sprinting each time to stay even with the batter, but getting 10-20 feet up the line can help her if she anticipates the throw being off.
 

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