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How to jump over runners on double plays

August 28, 2017 by  
Filed under Shortstop, Video Posts

Over the past several years, Major League Baseball has instituted some rule changes about sliding in order to better protect middle infielders on double plays.  However, as I state in today’s video, middle infielders no matter what the level should never assume the runner coming at them is going to follow the rules.  Proper footwork around the bag on double plays is essential and will go the longest way to protect shortstops and second basemen.  Learning how to jump over runners properly should also be taught as part of that footwork.

In today’s video, Coach McCreary explains and demonstrates how to do it.

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