How to Use proper footwork as a catcher in baseball
This collection of instructional videos from BaseballRox focuses on the big three footwork positions for the catcher. Coach Luckhurst explains the Big 3 footwork, the jump-shift, the rocket throw and much more as a catcher in the sport of baseball.
This BaseballRox catcher's footwork video series shows the importance of the catchers footing game.
Catching Series 1: Watch this introduction to the "Big 3" moves catchers use when attempting to throw out an advancing base runner.
Catching Series 2: Good play in the catcher's position starts with balance and setup. Learn a catcher's proper body position and stance for giving signs.
Catching Series 3: The Jump Shift is the most commonly used method for catchers who receive a pitch over the plate and then make a quick throw to second base.
Catching Series 4: When throwing to second base on an outside pitch to the throwing arm side, use the Pivot-Rock and Fire. See how they break down this advanced throwing technique.
Catching Series 5: When throwing to second base on a pitch off the plate on the glove side, use the Rake and Throw. See how they break down this advanced throwing technique.
Fun Fact: In 1918 Babe Ruth hit a "home run" with a teammate on first base in the bottom of the ninth inning of a tied game. Under the rules of the day, Ruth was credited with a triple.