Blocking

Contrary to what many think — and teach — blocking balls in the dirt begins with your hands, not your feet.

That’s right — your hands lead the way. In fact, it all starts with your bare / throwing hand, followed by your glove, followed by the rest of your body. You first want to angle your hands at a position such that the ball will be deflected back toward home plate.

In blocking sessions, you will learn how to block:

  • Fastballs in the middle of the plate
  • Fastballs to the right of the plate
  • Fastballs to the left of the plate
  • Breaking pitches in the middle of the plate
  • Breaking pitches to the right of the plate
  • Breaking pitches to the left of the plate
  • Distance of ball after the block
  • Movement to the ball after the block

Additionally, you will learn the proper way of going after the ball after it’s been blocked. That’s right, there is a specific technique of chasing the ball — one that will put you in perfect position to make a throw to a base if necessary.

Contact me today to learn the proper blocking skills so you can stop almost any pitch. I say “almost” because some pitches simply can’t be stopped — but if the ball hits the dirt within your “zone of influence”, you’ll be able to block it.