Jazmyn Jackson shares her tips for leading off the bases to maximize runs. Every lead off from the bases will look different depending on the base you're leaving. However, there are two main components to every lead off: timing and distance.
- From first base, you explode off powerfully to second base. The lead off from first base is a sprint.
- From second base, you want to leave a little bit later in order to watch the trajectory and movement of the ball. The distance travelled should be a little bit longer, but the lead off should be more of a jog than a sprint.
- From third base, leave later than second base. If the ball is hit back to the third baseman and you've already left the base, it's an easy tag for the baseman.