Catcher Plays for Softball: Pick Off To First “Pick Off To First” Breakdown-
Catcher is in the “up” position As the pitch comes in, the catcher is going to catch the ball The catcher then does a quick jump turn, rotating their hips so that they can be in a good throwing position Controlling their weight, the catcher is going to throw to the base.
** Remember, a good throwing position is having that lead shoulder pointing to the person or base that you are throwing to.
** On the jump turn, you have to have a good base to throw from. Your weight needs to be back so that you can apply force to the ball.