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Term for catching resetting herself after giving the sign.

May 15, 2016
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Paige Halstead does a slight shift to receive after giving the sign in these clips,

https://youtu.be/CuOHRwMcRtA?t=7

DD has been calling that a pop, which I thought was strange since there is so much talk about POP times for a catcher. Is pop used to describe the shift, or is there a more commonly used term for it.
 

May 24, 2013
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"Pop" is fairly common to describe the shift from sign-giving stance to receiving stance. Some catchers do a quick "pop" kind of movement. Some are more smooth and quiet.
 
May 15, 2016
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"Pop" is fairly common to describe the shift from sign-giving stance to receiving stance. Some catchers do a quick "pop" kind of movement. Some are more smooth and quiet.
Good to know she is using the right term. Sometimes she creates her own terms, so I never know what is commonly accepted.

Would you consider Halstead's pop smooth and quiet?
 
Nov 18, 2015
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I can't see that move being quiet. Maybe when you're playing in front of a couple hundred or more fans, the crowd noise drowns it out - but I'd have to assume that a hop like that is going to be heard by the batter, and risk giving away location.

I can't see the clip at the moment - but I'd also suggest that it doesn't look that smooth, either. Quick - yes. But to do that much bouncing over 7 innings? Seems excessive. (Disclaimer - I only saw the first few seconds of the video from YouTubes "auto-play" feature)
 
May 15, 2016
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I'd have to assume that a hop like that is going to be heard by the batter, and risk giving away location.
DD tells me with the pop happening during the windup, there is no way a batter is going to pay attention to the catcher.

But to do that much bouncing over 7 innings? Seems excessive. (Disclaimer - I only saw the first few seconds of the video from YouTubes "auto-play" feature)
DD seems fine with it.
 
Sep 29, 2010
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DD has a quiet move. She gives signal and sets up only after pitcher starts her motion. Prevents teams from picking pitch location.
[video]https://youtu.be/gnuMQ9zrq1E[/video]
 
May 15, 2016
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DD was taught the smack her fist into her mitt during the delivery, to distract the batter.
 
May 24, 2013
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DD has a quiet move. She gives signal and sets up only after pitcher starts her motion. Prevents teams from picking pitch location.
[video]https://youtu.be/gnuMQ9zrq1E[/video]
My DD moves similarly to yours. A step to the side (if needed), and a smooth weight shift. She likes the idea of being quiet so as not to tip location.

That said, if the move is late enough, the batter probably can't pay attention to it.

IMO, there is no right or wrong answer. Go with what works for your player.
 

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