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Catching – Low Pitches

Fastpitch Softball Free Article on Catching - tips to help catchers get more low pitches

To help your catchers get more low pitches called for strikes have them reach out more for the pitch so their elbow is almost straight, but not stiff. This allows the catcher’s glove (with the ball in it) not to be hidden from the umpires view by her body. When an umpire has a clear view of a pitch it’s much easier for them to make the correct call. Catcher’s – help the umpires out by catching lower pitches further out in front of your body.

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