So I'm still learning here but what I personally mean by walking lead is the following...Can we discuss the walking lead at 3B some more? Is that enough to get the runner home on a WP? The walking leads our girls do at first-year 12U is more like a few steps off the bag. Not sure what the difference would be?
Are you aiming for assertive, but not crazy aggressive for a lead?
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I want my baserunner to "walk into" (or maybe trot) the lead. That is, I want them to be creeping and landing on their right foot as the ball crosses the plate (rather than in a static pose) so as to take advantage of momentum when/if the opportunity presents itself. This may mean 3 steps, or it may mean 5 steps...just depends on how close the 3rd baseman is to the bag.
The other thing is I don't tell them to go or not...I want the baserunner to make the decision themselves. I give them information, but i don't say "go" or "no"
Hope that's helpful. Maybe someone with a bit more experience can weigh in?