~ Base Running: Delayed Steal Uses Element Of Surprise; A Great Equalizer! ~
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Base running, delayed steal provides all players on your team with an additional offensive weapon. It allows players with average to below average speed to gain an advantage and become a threat to steal when on first base.
The delayed steal is based on deception and the element of surprise, taking advantage of what the defense is giving you.
~Base Running Tips From the Dugout
3 Step Teaching Approach
Fundamentals And Footwork: Step One
Defensive Keys To Look For: Step Two
The Concept: Step Three
Something truly satisfying happens to the players when they are able to recognize a weakness in an opponents' defense, using that weakness to gain an advantage, thus creating something positive for the offense.
The feeling becomes somewhat mystical when it is set up with pure and honest deception. The delayed steal is a terrific addition to a teams' offensive arsenal.
Additional Topics On This Fun, Yet Overlooked Part Of The GameBase Running
~ What gravy is to Thanksgiving, the running game is to baseball. Home To First
~ A full out sprint towards first base; REMEMBER, HUSTLE NEVER HAS A BAD DAY. First To Second
~ Look immediately to the person giving the signs First To Third
~ The runner needs to think "Coach ~ Base ~ Coach", for his reads. Second To Third
~ The base runners first and foremost responsibility is to keep track of the baseball Third To Home
~ For the base runner, this is the exception in leadoffs, as you lead off in foul territory Stealing Second
~ As you step out into your lead, all these feelings intensify as you lock in on that one movement the pitcher is about to make, a movement that will send you speeding towards second base Stealing Third
~ It is often easier to steal third base, than second Special Plays
~ Plays designed to amp up your running game, catching your opponent off guard while creating pressure on the defense 25 Ways To Score
~ These 25 ways to score from third base are one reason teams work so hard at getting a runner to third base return from baserunning delayed steal to theoleballgame.com
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