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Lesson 4 of the Art of Catching series features ex Major Leaguer Brent Mayne teaching the famous "drop knee" approach to catching. This technique is a valuable tool for increasing a catcher's lateral range and greatly simplifies the receiving of low pitches.
When taught correctly, the "drop knee" technique becomes a very important part of a catcher's lower body foundation and leads not only to effective receiving, but proper blocking mechanics as well.
Great if viewed alone, but even better if watched after the "stances" and "off set'" technique videos. Appropriate for catchers and coaches of all levels, from Little League up to the Big Leagues. Enjoy.
Lesson #4 The Art of Catching "Drop-Knee" technique
1. Lower Body Movement
A. increased range
B. helps center chest on ball
C. clears area to receive tough low pitches
2. Upper Body Movement
A. shoulders stay "square" to pitcher
B. upper and lower body work independently of one another
C. stay tall/athletic
D. guard against delay steal