Coach Ken Eriksen demonstrates the two plays that get a runner from third base to home plate.
The suicide squeeze: The runner sprints as fast as she can to home base. This may be done out of necessity, if the third baseman has to run to home, or if the batter has a great hit and it gets past the infield.
The safety squeeze: The runner takes a few steps towards home base, but assesses the situation before running directly to home base. If the ball doesn't get past the infield, it's likely that the runner needs to stay at third base. It's critical for the runner to create a sharp angle as soon as they touch third base so they can sprint directly to home plate without losing any time.