Responsibilities of Base Coaches in Baseball
Part of the Coaching Baseball For Dummies Cheat Sheet
Baseball coaches are responsible not only for the play of the team as a whole, but for coaching players when they reach first and third base during a baseball game. The responsibilities of coaching each base are different.
What a first base coach does:
Encourages batter to hustle down first base line on infield hits.
Reminds runners of the number of outs.
Instructs runner when to take extra base and when to round first base but hold up.
Tells runners how far to go on pop flies.
The responsibilities of a third base coach include:
Sending runners home or holding them up at third base.
Letting runners know whether to slide into third base or come in standing up.
Assisting runners when tagging up by letting them know when to run.
Reminding runners of the number of outs.