The first thing about performing a proper relay is communication. Remember, there are people yelling everywhere from the fans to players and coaches. As the outfielder runs to the ball, make sure the fielder is yelling loud enough to alert the outfielder which direction to turn and throw the ball. Usually outfielders are taught to drop step and throw to make the quick transfer, so knowing what direction to throw the ball is imperative.
One of the basic keys to executing a good relay from the outfield is to make sure the fielder is properly aligned with the base they will throw to. Knowing that there’s a play at third, the fielder should line himself up with the outfielder and 3rd base. Two great methods for lining up are: Want the entire article? Click here to become a TBB member today!