Coach Ken Eriksen goes over a few base running rules that help runners make quick decisions.
Start with the left foot on the bag and the right arm forward (simulating the natural running movement to maximize speed and balance). From this position, the runner then determines if she should make a move to the next base, freeze and read, or stay at base. It's critical for the runner to keep their eyes on the pitch and trajectory of the hit to determine what the best move is.
There are three types of leads runners should be familiar with: Aggressive, conservative, and semi-aggressive. No matter the lead the player chooses, the basic base running rules still apply.