LEAD OFF

Athletic Starting Position

The base runner starts to drive off the base in a low a athletic position pushing forward with her left foot as the pitcher gets to the top of her arm circle. This timing will allow the base runner to push off the base with her left foot as the pitcher releases the ball. The base runners hips and shoulders are square to second base. Her eyes are focused directly in front. 

Step, Step

The base runner continues driving off the base in a low a athletic position. As she is about to take her second step, her hips and shoulders remain square to second base. 

Shuffle

The base runner plants shuffles her feet twice towards second in a low athletic position as her hands are out in front for proper balance. Her hips and shoulders continue rotating to a square position to the batter. The weight is on the balls of the feet.

The Drive

The base runner drives off the base in a low a athletic position pushing forward with her left foot as the pitcher releases the pitch. Her right foot extends out in front as far as possible. The base runners hips and shoulders are square to second base. Her eyes are focused directly in front. 

Shuffle

The base runner shuffles and plants in to a low athletic position as her hands are out in front for proper balance. Her hips and shoulders continue rotating to a square position to the batter. The weight is on the balls of the feet.

Finish

The base runner finishes her step, step, shuffle, shuffle in a low athletic position with her feet outside her shoulders and her hands out in front for proper balance and positioning. Her hips and shoulders are square to the batter. Her weight is on the balls of her feet ready to react to the play.

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