APPLYING TAG

Straddle Starting Position

The player is positioned straddling the base so her body is positioned over the back side of the base. This positioning protects the player as the base runner slides in to the front of the base. The player starts in a very low athletic position as it's easier to work up for a ball thrown high rather than have to work down to a ball thrown low. The glove is positioned above the front corner of the base.

Receiving

The player remains straddling the base so her body is positioned over the back of the base. This positioning to protect the player as the base runner slides in to the front of the base. The player receives the ball in a low athletic postion out in front of the base.

Swipe

As the player receives the ball in her low athletic position, she starts to swipe her glove across the front of the base. She does this with just her glove hand. Her glove arm remains flexed to absorb contact with the base runners feet or legs. The swipe protects the hand from the base runner sliding directly in to the hand. 

Tag

The player remains in her low athletic position. She continues to swipe her glove tagging the runner in front of the base as her body elevates slightly to give space between herself and the base runner. Her body remains behind the base. Her glove arm remains flexed to absorb contact with the base runners feet or legs.

Finish

The player remains in an athletic position. She finishes her tag in front of the base as her body continues to elevate providing more space from the base runner. Her body remains behind the base.

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