|Home > Softball Excellence > Experience Level > All > 5 Catching Keys for the Intentional Walk||Customer Service | Policies | Contact Us|
5 Catching Keys for the Intentional Walk
By: Cindy Bristow
Let’s all admit it that pitching is our obsession and the better our pitchers are the better our team. But your catcher can make all the difference when you’ve decided you’re NOT pitching to this hitter.
The intentional walk is intended to keep your team from pitching to hitter on the other team. How many times have you watched your pitcher blow this very simple skill and the whole things backfires on you? Know the 5 keys to keeping this simple skill – simple.
While most teams will decide to Intentionally Walk the other team’s Most Dangerous Hitter it can be used in numerous situations. For instance, your opponents have runners on 2nd and 3rd base with 2 outs. You might decide to intentionally walk the hitter at the plate to load the bases and create a force play at all four bases for your defense.
There are a few very important keys to successfully executing an intentional walk that can make all the difference in the world between your pitcher putting this hitter on 1st base and throwing a meatball over the middle of the plate!
Keys to the Intentional Walk:
If you’re looking for more help with your catchers, check out the following:
10 Comments »
Leave a comment
"I am a travel ball coach and director of a fastpitch organization with over 150 kids, ages 8 to 18u. I have only recently come across your softball excellence site and it is very impressive. There is great amount of useful information. I liked it so much I bought your Large Product Package 2. What I like most is you talk about subjects that aren’t covered as much, such as team chemistry and direct, on the field strategies." - JB SLIMP - Club Director ROUND ROCK BLAZE
Copyright © 2000 - 2014 Softball Excellence LLC. All Rights Reserved.