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Catcher pop time

Apr 13, 2015
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Ideal?...1.7 or better. That's also D1 college level. ;)

Sub 2.0 is decent, but not exceptional, for HS.
I appreciate the response...my catcher will be in 9th and has a 2.08 on her feet...so I was just trying to find out what goal she needs to shoot for...thanks
 
May 24, 2013
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So Cal
A good pop time is not just about how hard the player can throw the ball, but is a combination of the whole sequence - catch, transfer, release, and throw velocity. I find that release time is often affected by the feet more than anything else. Get them to move their feet faster, and it speeds up everything. Speed up the tempo of the dance!

This is what a 1.8 pop looks like (my DD was in 9th grade at the time)...
 
May 7, 2015
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1.7 is blazing and as indicated, D1 level. Anything in the 1.8's is perfectly fine. Once you get down to those times, throwing accuracy far outweighs any additional gains in time (i.e. 1.87sec and perfect throw > 1.72 and thrown to wrong side of the bag, or high)
 
Mar 6, 2016
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Not much. She mostly works from her feet, but commented to me that she needs to tune up her knee throwing skills. This was from her team practice last night (not 100% speed/effort)...

This was a couple of years ago (13yo)...
LOVE IT! Love the ump giving her a fist bump at the end. 👊👍 Both my DDs are catchers, one righty one lefty and its such a cool feeling when they throw somebody out. 😀
 
May 24, 2013
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LOVE IT! Love the ump giving her a fist bump at the end. 👊👍 Both my DDs are catchers, one righty one lefty and its such a cool feeling when they throw somebody out. 😀
It was a friendly game, so things were a bit more relaxed with the ump - LOL.

Dual barrel catchers. Excellent!! :D
 

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