Short Stop dp

Athletic Position/Target

The short stop approaches second base in an athletic position. Her legs and arms are flexed as she provides a target. Her hips and shoulders are square to the ball. Her glove is open with her right hand close to the side for a quick transition.

The Approach

The short stop continues approaching second base in an athletic position. Her legs and arms remain flexed as she prepares to receive the ball. Her hips and shoulders are square to the ball. Her glove is open with her right hand close to the side for a quick transition.

Plant And Slide

As soon as the short stop plants her right foot, she starts sliding it across the back of the base. She does this to make the tag and to start to clear her from the base path. She continues to transfer the ball to her throwing hand. Her hips and shoulders remain square to first base.

Throwing Position

The short stop plants her right foot to a position that allows her to get her left hip, elbow, and shoulder facing first base. She transfers the ball past her ear and outside her back shoulder. She remains in an athletic position as her left foot drives towards first base getting momentum into her throw.

Slide And Clear

The short stop continues her slide of the right foot to clear her from the base path. She grips the ball with her throwing hand. Her hips and shoulders start to rotate to get in to a throwing position.

Receiving The Ball

The short stop plants her right foot behind and close to the base as her lead foot steps towards first base. As soon as she receives the ball her right hand which is close by starts to transfer the ball.  Her hips and shoulders are are now square to first base. Her glove is open with her right hand close to the side for a quick transition.

Plant And Transfer

The short stop completes her slide of the right foot by planting into an athletic position. She starts to separate the ball from the glove as she rotates the glove to the ear. Her left shoulder is now facing first base as her hips continue to rotate into position.

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