Baseball in its simplest form is broken down into 4 phases; Hitting, Pitching, Catching and Running. While we understand that all phases of the game are important, we always stress the importance of playing catch to our players. Especially at the younger ages, the kids that are able to consistently catch will have the most confidence and comfort playing the game.
Look out on any youth field and you can quickly identify the players and teams that work diligently on building their ability to catch. Good defense and stout pitching will always travel well. You can’t be a good defensive team or player if you can’t catch the ball.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">PLAYING CATCH is the most important fundamental skill of the game. The teams that play catch the best are generally the one's who win the most because they simply take care of the baseball. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/STdrills?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#STdrills</a> <a href="https://t.co/dh41FEg9gA">pic.twitter.com/dh41FEg9gA</a></p>— Darren Fenster (@CoachYourKids) <a href="https://twitter.com/CoachYourKids/status/970477113185787904?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 5, 2018</a></blockquote><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] --><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script><!-- [et_pb_line_break_holder] -->