Sliding is one of the most least practiced of baseball plays. Many ballplayers need to work on their sliding technique more. When sliding, many players have bad technique, slow down or decide to slide too late. Injury is often the result of of those scenarios. Improving one's sliding technique helps all three things. That is crucial because when in doubt as to whether to slid or not, players should always hit the dirt, better to be "safe" in more ways than one, than sorry and out.
After playing major league baseball, Jack Perconte has taught baseball and softball since 1988 and offered valuable coaching training too. He has helped numerous youth players reach their potential, as well as having helped parents and coaches navigate their way through the challenging world of youth sports. Jack is one of the leading authorities in the areas of youth baseball training and coaching training advice.All Jack Perconte articles are used with copyright permission.
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